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Urge Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Living Donor Protection Act of 2017

The Living Donor Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1270) is a bipartisan bill that removes barriers to living donation, a priority for ASN. This bipartisan legislation would help increase access to kidney transplants by:

Protecting Donors: Prohibits life, disability, and long-term care insurers from denying or limiting coverage or from charging higher premiums to living organ donors

Securing Jobs: Clarifies that living organ donors have legal protection to recover from donation surgery and maintain their job

Educating Americans: Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to educate Americans about living organ donation

Help ASN move this critical, patient-centered legislation forward. Please take 10 seconds to send your Congressional representatives this pre-composed email.