Leave for Organ, Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Donors

On June 30, 2014, Governor Abercrombie signed Act 161 SLH 2014 into law, which took effect immediately. This act requires employers with 50 or more employees to allow employees to take an unpaid leave of absence for:

  •  Bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell donation: Employees who donate bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells are entitled to a seven day leave of absence.
  •  Organ donation: Organ donors are entitled to thirty days leave per calendar year.

To take advantage of this leave type, an employee must have worked with the current employer for at least one year prior to taking such leave.  Written verification must be submitted to their employer stating that they are an organ, bone marrow, or stem cell donor and that there is a medical necessity for such donation.

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