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Senator John Albers Files “Giving the Gift of Life Act” in Georgia

Today, Senator John Albers (R – Roswell) filed Senate Bill 330, the “Giving the Gift of Life Act”, to help organ donations and save lives in Georgia. The bill has three parts which protect living donors from losing or being denied life insurance, raises the tax credit to $25,000 and provides a tax credit for businesses to assist their employees with organ donation.

“This legislation will save lives and be the greatest return on investment in fiscal history,” said Sen. Albers. “Together we can get the transplant waiting list down to zero!”

“The American Kidney Fund applauds the introduction of the Give the Gift of Life Act today in the Georgia State Senate and is thankful to Sen. Albers for his ongoing commitment to saving lives through organ donation as a living kidney donor himself,” said LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund. “With two protections for living organ donors already in place, Georgia currently has a C grade on our State of the States: Living Donor Protection Report Card. Enacting anti-insurance discrimination protections and employer tax credits, as well as enhancing tax credits for donors, through the Give the Gift of Life Act would improve the state’s grade to a B and, most importantly, make more organs available for the nearly 4,000 Georgians on the transplant waiting list, including more than 3,600 who are waiting for a kidney.”

The full text of Senate Bill 330 will be available to view here: https://www.legis.ga.gov/search?ch=2&d=1&k=&ln=330&s=1029&p=1

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at john.albers@senate.ga.gov