End Transplant Discrimination
People with disabilities in Pennsylvania face widespread discrimination when seeking potentially lifesaving organ transplants. In an effort to end such discriminatory practices, House Bill 585 has been introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature. Named “Paul’s Law” after Paul Corby, a young Pennsylvanian who has been denied consideration for a heart transplant because of his disability, the bill would:
Allow programs to deny transplants to people with disabilities only if the disabilities are "medically significant" to the procedure.
Prohibit denial to people with disabilities because they cannot comply with complex post-transplant medical regimens, as long as they have an adequate support system.
Posted on 10/01/2014
The I Want to Work Campaign, of which The Arc is a partner, led a selfie campaign in October 2014.