Living organ donation saves lives. Thanks to advocates like you, Kentucky has made great strides to reduce barriers to living organ donation, like protecting donors from insurance discrimination, but more can be done. Employers can expand their medical leave policies, and HB 131 encourages just that by creating a tax credit program for businesses and organizations that allow people to take medical leave associated with donating an organ.
Making the decision to donate an organ is a life-changing choice made easier with support. Currently, an organ donor's medical costs are covered by the recipient's insurance, but this does not include non-medical costs like transportation or time off from work for tests, surgery and recovery. Rep. Shawn McPherson filed HB 131 to establish a tax credit for employers who include organ and bone marrow donation in their medical leave policies.
Medical leave should not decide if someone can donate life. Will you email your legislators in support of HB 131 and the tax credit for organ and bone marrow donation?
Click here to email your state legislators and ask them to support and co-sponsor HB 131.
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