Tuesday, January 3, 2023 13:25
By law, living organ donors from the state of New York are reimbursed by the state for costs incurred as a result of the donation.
Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed into law (S.1594/A.146A) enacting the New York State Living Donor Assistance Act. This is the first state program in the country to allow individuals to reimburse the cost of kidney and liver donations.
“There is no gift a New Yorker can give like the gift of saving a life,” Hochol said. “Living organ donors are true heroes and with this law we are taking meaningful steps to support their sacrifice and save lives.”
The press release states: For New Yorkers who donate to fellow New Yorkers. 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.
“Living donors, such as those who donate one kidney, deserve our gratitude and support,” said MP Richard Gottfried. We need to protect them by covering them.”