03/28/2014 12:59 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

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

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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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