22.12 Blood, Bone Marrow, and Living Organ Donation
Effective October 1, 2021, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version.
- Employees who are absent in order to serve as blood, bone marrow, or living organ donors will be provided paid leave, not charged against sick or vacation accruals, for up to 5 work days for a bone marrow donation, up to 30 days for a living organ donation, or up to 2 consecutive hours in a workday (up to 4 times per calendar year) for voluntary blood donation, subject to the documentation requirements outlined below.
- “Blood” means whole blood, power red, platelets, or plasma.
- “Bone marrow” means the soft tissue that fills human bone cavities.
- "Living organ" in this context includes a lung or part of a lung, one of two lobes of liver, part of the pancreas, one of two kidneys, or part of the intestines.
- The employee must provide written donation verification from the employee’s physician, or from the facility or hospital involved in the donation.
- Such leave will not cause loss of seniority, pay, benefits, paid leave accruals, or overtime accumulation. However, if the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to the absence, the hours will count toward the employee’s annual FMLA maximum hours.