Ask your state representative to support HB 2041 to support organ donors

Kansas’ HB 2041 aims to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against living organ donors by charging higher premiums or refusing to insure them altogether.

Support organ donors

While most transplanted organs are from deceased donors, patients may also receive organs from living donors. Living donation offers an alternative for individuals awaiting transplantation from a deceased donor and increases the existing organ supply. Almost 6,000 living-donor transplants were performed last year in the United States. Kidneys are the most common organ transplanted from living donors, followed by liver and lung. Both living and deceased donation offer hope to more than 114,000 people waiting for an organ transplant right now--including nearly 97,000 who are waiting for a kidney transplant.

Providing incentives and removing financial burdens for living donors can lead to an increase in organ donations.

Please contact your state representative and ask him/her to support this important legislation.

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Please support HB 2041 to support organ donors!

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and as someone who has been affected personally by kidney disease, I am writing to request that you support Kansas House Bill 2041.

This important bill would prevent insurance companies from discriminating against living organ donors by charging higher premiums or refusing to insure them altogether. This could lead to an increase in organ donations!

While most transplanted organs are from deceased donors, patients may also receive organs from living donors. Living donation offers an alternative for individuals awaiting transplantation from a deceased donor and increases the existing organ supply. Almost 6,000 living-donor transplants were performed last year in the United States. Kidneys are the most common organ transplanted from living donors, followed by liver and lung. Both living and deceased donation offer hope to more than 114,000 people waiting for an organ transplant right now--including nearly 97,000 who are waiting for a kidney transplant.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]