Increase Living Kidney Donation, support North Carolina LDPA

Email your lawmakers

Every day, we lose 13 kidney disease community members waiting for a kidney transplant. As of today, there are 27,183 North Carolinians living with kidney failure. Only 832 of these people received transplants.

We can change this.

Email your Representative and ask them to support the Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA), HB 162.

Passing the LDPA is one of AKF's top priorities. This bill will prevent North Carolina's life, disability, and long-term care insurers from discriminating against living kidney donors. It will prohibit them from:

Declining or limiting coverage or charging higher premiums to living organ donors Stopping a person from donating all or part of an organ as a condition to receive a policy Considering a person's living organ donor status in determining premiums

This bill removes obstacles that will encourage more living kidney donations to meet our community's overwhelming need.

This bill will also provide 30 days of paid leave to state government full and part-time employees who become living organ donors and 7 days to people who donate bone marrow. Lastly, this bill will allow any taxpayer who makes a live organ donation to claim a $5,000 tax credit for expenses associated with the donation.

Click here to email your legislator and ask them to support the LDPA, HB 162, by becoming a co-sponsor or voting YES when the bill is before them for a vote.