Living Donor Protection Act Reintroduced

In support of increasing living donation, especially living kidney donation for people with kidney failure, ASN applauds today’s reintroduction of the Living Donor Protection Act of 2021 by Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera-Beulter (R-WA), and Senators Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR).  

A longstanding priority of ASN, the Living Donor Protection Act guarantees that living donors have access to life, disability, and long-term care insurance, and protects the employment of living donors after taking time off to donate an organ. By removing these barriers, this legislation will empower living donors and help countless Americans receive the gift of life.

Read the full statement by President Susan Quaggin, MD FASN: ASN Endorses Legislation to Protect Living Donors.

Read the press release from Senator Gillibrand's office.