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Lawmakers press for clarification on organ transplant for disabled recipients

from By Chelsea Adams

A bipartisan group of Congressional leaders is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to clarify guidelines regarding organ transplants to people with disabilities. The letter expressly states that people with developmental or intellectual disabilities should not be denied organ transplants solely based on their disabilities. Lawmakers in Massachusetts also recently sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would prohibit denying an organ transplant for the same reasons. more

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