The Living Donor Protection Act of 2021 (S.377/H.R. 1255) is under consideration in Congress, and we respectfully ask you to join UNOS in supporting this life-saving legislation.
In 2020, despite the pandemic, there were 5,726 living donor organ transplants. Unfortunately, living donors sometimes face discrimination when seeking life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance. This bipartisan legislation would establish protections for living donors to make sure they don’t face these hurdles. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced the legislation in the Senate, and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NJ) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced it in the House.
With living donor transplants down more than 23% during the COVID-19 pandemic, this legislation is more important than ever before. Passing the Living Donor Protection Act would be a crucial step in supporting our current living donors while paving the way for others to make this transformative decision.
UNOS is proud to support this legislation and we ask that you contact your representatives on Capitol Hill to lend their support. Be sure to add personal details about how this legislation could impact you or people like you in the transplant community. Click 'send email' to go to the next page and see the pre-written message for your representative.