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Organ Donor Leave In Montgomery County

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By Matt Bush

In Maryland, employees in Montgomery County may soon get paid leave if they plan to donate organs. The county currently doesn't offer paid leave for such a situation, even though the state and federal governments do. County Councilmember Mike Knapp says he didn't know that until a county employee recently contacted his office.

"He's a county police officer who is providing an organ to a sibling. And he realized in doing so he would have to take unpaid leave during the recuperation period," says Knapp.

The council will now take up the matter. Knapp says it's an easy choice.

"This is very straightforward, it's very simple, and it will probably happen very, very few times. But the times it needs to happen it will be very important," he says.

The change could be approved as early as next month.

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