Federal and State Laws About Living Donation
- Donor Leave Laws: Employees of the federal government receive 30 days paid leave for organ donation and 7 days for bone marrow donation. The leave is over and above the employee’s sick and annual leave. (HR457/ Public Law 106-56)
- Tax Credit (Pending legislation): Legislation has been introduced that would provide a federal tax credit of up to $5,000 for unreimbursed expenses, including lost wages, for living donors of kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine or bone marrow. This legislation has not yet been passed.
Many states have enacted various laws in support of living organ donation. These laws vary from state-to-state. The following links provide information regarding the various state laws:
- The American Transplant Foundation maintains a webpage with a chart of various state efforts in support of organ donation and transplantation. Included is information regarding state laws in support of living donation. https://www.americantransplantfoundation.org/2020/03/12/living-donor-laws-federal-and-state-by-state/
- The University of North Carolina Kidney Center also maintains a list of donation and transplant-related policy initiatives, including living organ donation, by state. http://unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealthlibrary/ health-policy