Families Fight To Change Law That Keeps People With Down Syndrome Off Organ Donor List
April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Parents in Minnesota and Wisconsin are pushing for equal treatment for their kids. Currently people with certain disabilities like Down syndrome can be denied an organ transplant due to outdated laws.
WCCO shares how families are taking their fight to lawmakers to make transplant discrimination a thing of the past. READ MORE: COVID In MN: Gov. Tim Walz Hopeful Minnesota State Fair Will Be A 'Pretty Close To Normal Event'Just 10 weeks into her pregnancy, Geri Cuskey learned their third child would be born with Down syndrome.
Her mom and aunt are just some of the small army in western Wisconsin fighting to better protect her in the future should Morgan ever need an organ transplant.
Morgan’s godparents found that in Wisconsin, when it comes to transplants, people with neurological disorders may be discriminated against.
“We just knew that we needed to do something about it,” Morgan’s mom said.
There is a federal law that Morgan’s family would really like to see passed to prevent this type of discrimination. MORE NEWS: St. Paul Man Stuck In Guatemala With Serious Case Of COVID17 states have so far passed similar legislation.