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Paid Time Off for Donors

Without a means to take time off to donate, people may not want to commit to registering.The time needed to donate is a problem because most people need the time to work and support themselves and their families. Many workers do not have any paid sick leave at all. Laws and collective bargaining agreements are two ways to address this.

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The time needed to donate is a problem because most people need the time to work and support themselves and their families. Many workers do not have any paid sick leave at all. Laws and collective bargaining agreements are two ways to address this.



Some people live in states like California with laws to allow you to use leave for marrow or organ donation. ( http://sfvbj.com/news/2011/feb/14/new-paid-organ-and-bone-marrow-donation-leave/). This law could be a model for a national law or other state laws. If all employers must follow this, then no one employer is at a disadvantage for offering it.



Employees under collective bargaining agreements. About 12% of the workforce is unionized, and typically have paid leave for sickness and vacation in their contracts. Individually they may have difficulty asking for time off without protection of an employment contract, but through the collective bargaining process, they can bargain to add time off for marrow donation to their sick leave provisions.



Which barrier(s) does your concept address?

  • Time

Which step(s) of the journey does your concept apply to?

  • Registration
  • Donation

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