Marion Barry Proposes D.C. Tax Break For Organ Donors

WASHINGTON — More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once included Marion Barry, the former D.C. mayor and current D.C. councilman who received a kidney transplant in 2009.On Tuesday, Barry (D-Ward 8) introduced a bill aimed to increase organ donations by offering D.C. residents a tax credit of up to $25,000 if they donate an organ to a recipient in need of a transplant.According to The Washington Post, Barry’s proposal, which was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), would make living donors eligible for the tax break if they gave “any human organ or composition of human tissue capable of being transplanted for life-saving or life-preserving purposes.”Read More…
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