Ask your state lawmakers to vote YES on A1510/A2457/S377 to support living organ donors

New Jersey's A1510/A2457/S377, allows for a deduction against gross income for unreimbursed expenses incurred by an organ donor.

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.

Nationwide, more than 114,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant right now--including nearly 97,000 who are waiting for a kidney.

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

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

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Please vote YES on A1510/A2457/S377 to support living 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 A1510/A2457/S377, which remove barriers for living organ donors.

These important bills would remove some financial burdens for living donors, which could lead to an increase in organ donations in New Jersey.

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]