WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign is praising the passage of bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives that lifts the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients.
The HOPE Act passed the Senate earlier this year and faced no opposition. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama to sign into law.
“The bipartisan passage of the HOPE Act will fundamentally improve the quality of healthcare available for people living with HIV and AIDS,” said Allison Herwitt, HRC vice president for government affairs. “By removing these antiquated barriers to transplants, the lives of hundreds of people living with HIV and AIDS can be saved each year.”
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