Donated organs should go to US residents before illegal immigrants, says new GOP bill

“An aide to Posey said that means illegal residents could still apply to receive donated organs, but “will not receive organs until all legal residents have been satisfied.”” writes Ap Photo Molly for Bill Posey, R-Fla., has introduced legislation that would give legal U.S. residents preferred status over illegal immigrants when it comes to receiving donated organs.Recent press reports indicate the issue of whether to allow non-legal residents access to donated organs is coming up more frequently in the U.S. A report from ProPublica last year said some U.S. hospitals are allowing non-residents to jump the line and receive donated organs.Posey believes it’s a question of fairness to Americans and legal residents who have been on the list waiting for an organ transplant,” the aide said.

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