Global Liver Institute is proud to support the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 2923). In the House of Representatives, the bipartisan bill is led by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman John Curtis (R-UT), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), and Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. (R-NC). In the U.S. Senate, it is led by the bipartisan leadership team of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR). Organ donors, kidney patients, the insurance industry, transplant professionals, nephrologists, and many other advocacy organizations and disease professionals provided input on the policies reflected in the legislation to protect living organ donors and remove barriers to greater donation. 

First, the bill prohibits life, disability, and long-term care insurance companies from denying or limiting coverage and from charging higher premiums for living organ donors.

Second, it amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to specifically include living organ donation as a serious health condition for private and civil service employees.

Third, it directs HHS to update their materials on live organ donation to reflect these new protections and encourage more individuals to consider donating an organ.

Global Liver Institute is proud to collaborate with allies in the kidney disease space to support this legislation. Click here to contact your Member of Congress through the American Association of Kidney Patients Action Center.