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Rohn Neugebauer's Body Is Rejected For Organ Donation Because He Was Gay

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BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 13: In this photo illustration a real organ donor's card (Organspendeausweis) from public health insurer Techniker Krankenkasse is seen on November 13, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. German health insurance companies are sending out the cards to their policy holders in an effort to get more people registered for organ donation. Demand for organs in Germany is high and waiting lists are long. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) | Sean Gallup via Getty Images

When Rohn Neugebauer, an otherwise-healthy 48-year-old man, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 16, his family knew he wanted to donate his tissue and organs to someone in need. Just a few months earlier, he had co-hosted a fundraiser for a local organ donation organization, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), that had raised several thousand dollars.

[NOTE: Several readers have mentioned that there is not a ban on organ donation but rather tissue donation. Because this story is a link out to another outlet, we cannot alter the text but we have sent a note to Think Progress]

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