|Posted:||January 18, 2019 04:20 PM|
|From:||Representative John T. Galloway|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Tax Credits for Living Organ Donors|
|Medical breakthroughs have made living organ donation possible. In spite of advances, 20 people in the United States will die today while waiting for a life-saving organ donation. More than 8,000 Pennsylvanians and their families are currently on the organ donation waiting list.
This bill would allow living organ donors to deduct up to $10,000 for expenses associated with the donation. Currently, businesses may deduct expenses associated with an employee’s organ donation, but the donor themselves may not. Providing financial support to donors will remove an obstacle to the living donation process.
My family has first-hand knowledge of the difficulties involved with living organ donation: recently a family member donated her kidney to save the life of my nephew. Unfortunately, not all families are so lucky. Let’s pass this bill and support these heroes among us.
Introduced as HB873