Missouri Legislature passes bill to continue organ donor program checkoff

MISSOURI NET | Alisa Nelson
Representative Steve Cookson (photo courtesy; Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)
The Missouri Legislature has sent to Republican Governor Eric Greitens a bill that would allow an organ donor program checkoff on income tax returns to continue. State Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Poplar Bluff, who needs a liver transplant, says the bill is near and dear to his heart.

“More importantly, it is very near and dear to every Missouri citizen that has a family,” says Cookson. “Think about how this affects you, your family, your friends and all of your constituents.”

Cookson, who is serving his final two-year term in the House, is also a survivor of liver cancer and hepatitis C. Continue reading
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