Bone Marrow and Organ Donation

The University of Iowa authorizes absence for bone marrow and organ donation. Such leave is considered paid work time not charged to accruals. You may be eligible for up to 5 paid days of leave that is not charged to accruals for bone marrow donation, or up to 30 paid days for organ donation also not charged to accruals - in accordance with the Operations Manual policy. Please contact your HR Representative for more information.


  • You have the right to paid absence for defined organ donation.


  • You are responsible to adhere to University policy, and (if applicable) departmental policy related to attendance.
  • You may be required to provide medical documentation to support your reason for absence. Typically the information required is
    • Reason for absence (organ donation)
    • Duration of leave required
    • Intent to return to work at the end of absence
  • You are responsible to stay in contact with your supervisor to keep him/her apprised of your absence, any changes, and your intent to return to work. To communicate absence needs with your Human Resources Representative according to department practice.