Disabled people need transplants too
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I am creating a petition trying to get the organ donation committee to allow for donations to be given to disabled persons. They should not be overlooked or denied based on the fact that they are disabled or have a mental condition. According to a 2013 study (https://withfoundation.org/people-with-disabilities-and-organ-transplantation-rights/
“When people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need an organ transplant to treat a life-threatening condition, they frequently face barriers to receiving this lifesaving care. Doctors and transplant centers may refuse to approve organ transplants for people with disabilities who might need help in order to follow complicated post-transplant treatment plans. Others may refuse to approve transplants for people with disabilities based on the belief that, when deciding who should receive an organ transplant, people without disabilities should have a higher priority.”
I am seeking support to make sure that disabled persons get the same amount of attention and priority as the able-bodied
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