New York Times: NYLPI’s Karina Albistegui Adler Quoted in Response to New York City’s Unjust Organ Transplant Policies

May 16, 2023

Disability Justice, Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, Media Coverage, News, Transplant Equity

Karina speaks at the Transplant Equity rally at City Hall.


NYLPI’s Karina Albistegui Adler was featured in a New York Times story about the barriers immigrants face in receiving organ transplants, despite the fact that under the 2019 NYC municipal identification card ID program, “214,147 registered as potential organ donors.”

“Having mechanisms that allows them to donate organs without mechanisms to help them have the gift of life when they are in need is extremely unfair and unjust. Hospitals tend to ask for a Social Security number when considering organ transplant eligibility, even though there is no legal requirement to do so.” – Karina Albistegui Adler, senior advocate, Health Justice, NYLPI

Read more at New York Times here.

Learn more about NYLPI’s Transplant Equity campaign here.

Photo of Karina speaking at “They Can Donate But They Can’t Receive” launch by Neil Lasalle.

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