Group lobbies paid leave for workers who donate an organ

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
August 2008
Employee Benefit News;Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p57
The article focuses on an outreach campaign launched by the American Society of Transplantation (AST) aimed at persuading employers to establish a paid leave program for live organ donors. The AST cites that a paid leave policy has been imposed by the federal government since 1999. AST president Doctor Flavio Vincenti states that potential living donors often cannot donate due to wages lost from work during recovery from surgery. A variety of technical assistance to businesses about such programs is being offered by the AST.


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