New Jersey’s A 3199 aims to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against living organ donors by charging higher premiums or refusing to insure them altogether.
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. Last year, out of 575 kidney transplants done in New Jersey, 213 kidneys were from living donors. Kidneys are the most common organ transplanted from living donors, followed by liver and lung. Both living and deceased donation offer hope to the over 2,500 people in New Jersey waiting for an organ transplant right now. The vast majority—nearly 2,400—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 New Jersey state lawmakers and ask them to support this important bill.
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