Governor Kathy Hochul today signed into law (S.1594/A.146A) establishing the New York State Living Donor Assistance Act. This is the first state program in the nation to allow individuals to be reimbursed for the cost of kidney and liver donations.
“There is no gift a New Yorker can give like the gift of saving a life.” Governor Hochul said. “Living organ donors are true heroes and with this law we are taking meaningful steps to support their sacrifice and save lives.”
Law (S.1594/A.146A) Amending the Public Health, Tax, and Social Services Acts to enact the New York Living Donor Assistance Act, which would reduce the additional costs associated with organ donation for New Yorkers who donate their organs to fellow New Yorkers. Establish a program to cover. We work to remove financial barriers to organ donation, shorten waiting times for organ transplants, and address New York’s organ shortage.
The legislation aims to remove barriers to organ donation and lift New York out of the bottom of the states for organ donation. There are currently 8,569 of her on the transplant waiting list, of which 7,234 are waiting for kidney transplants.
State Senator Gustavo Rivera said: “I want to thank Governor Ho-Chol for signing my bill, the New York State Living Donor Assistance Act, into law. help reverse New York’s low organ donor registration rate, which ranks nearly last at the national level. I am confident that this new law will help more New Yorkers give and receive the gift of life.
Member of Parliament Richard Gottfried said: “Living donors, like those who donate one kidney, deserve our gratitude and support. So we need to protect them, and I thank Governor Hochul and the organ donation advocates for signing this bill, House Speaker Heastie, Majority Leader Stewart Cousins, and the Senate. The MPs are Gustavo Rivera’s patrons and thank them for their efforts to move it forward.”