Two Living Donor-related bills in Congress

* A $5000 tax credit for unreimbursed costs associated with living donation, including lost wages, has been introduced in the House of Representatives (HR 218). This would provide much-needed relief for those who give the Gift of Life by helping to defray costs associated with living donation, such as travel and lost time at work.

* Another bill (HR 2776) would guarantee job protections under the Family Medical Leave Act for those who must take time off from work to be a living donor. While this is unpaid leave, it ensures that the living donor can take time off and the job will be available when they return to work.

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