Organ Donor Discrimination?


Three months prior to suffering a sudden and fatal heart attack, 48-year-old Rohn and his partner of eight years, Dan, spearheaded a fundraiser for the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE); however, after Rohn’s tragic death, his tissue was rejected by CORE, allegedly due to his homosexual lifestyle. The decision was made in accordance with the FDA’s strict guidelines for donor tissue transplantation, which prohibits the eligibility of human tissues from males who have been sexually active with one or more same-sex partners in the five years preceding their deaths. The Doctors weigh in on the current regulations for organ and tissue donation.