Transplant News stories from February, 2017

Press Release: The Living Donor Support Act Would Reimburse Living Organ Donors Costs of Donation, Save a Hundred Lives per Year

Last week, the Living Donor Support Act (A5475/S2498) was introduced in the New York State Assembly and reported out of the Senate Health Committee by a unanimous vote. If passed, New York would be the first state to accomplish this long-time priority of the national transplant community. By removing disincentives to organ donation, this landmark bill is expected to increase live donor transplantation in New York by 20%, which would save a hundred lives each year.

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