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Many of you may not know that Iowa law makes it easy for hospitals and organ donation organizations to deny needed transplants to people with disabilities if they are unable to prove they can live independently after the surgery.  A bill sponsored by Rep. Skyler Wheeler of Orange City would fix that, stating that they will not deny a transplant based if a person can live demonstrate they can live successfully with services and supports.  

Below is information from a local advocate who is pushing for House File 2118 to pass this year. It's currently in the House Human Resources Committee but has not been assigned a subcommittee.  To stay alive after February 21, it needs to be assigned a subcommittee (done by Chairperson Rep. Shannon Lundgren), the subcommittee needs to meet and agree to pass, and the committee needs to meet and pass it.  Subcommittees and committees need to give 24 hour notice, so time is of the essence!  If you want to take action on this, email the members of the House Human Resources Committee and your own legislators now.  You can call them Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm at 515.281.3221, or email them at: