HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation into law that protects living organ donors in Pennsylvania. Act 11 of 2021, called the Living Donor Protection Act, prohibits a life or health insurance company from discriminating against an organ or tissue donor and ensures family and medical leave is provided for an eligible employee for the preparation and recovery necessary for donation surgery. In addition, the measure requires the Department of Health to develop informational materials relating to living donors and the benefits of live organ and tissue donation. The new law will take effect in 60 days.

GOV. TOM WOLF