A new heart transplant surgery could soon be available to thousands of Americans who have been denied the option for a life-saving heart transplant because of their gender.
The announcement is part of the White House’s initiative to promote a nationwide nationwide effort to end gender discrimination in the medical and medical device industries.
The initiative, known as the National Transplant Registry, is expected to be launched in June.
The goal of the registry is to make the process of organ transplantation easier for patients and to allow medical experts to provide information and advice about the best options for the most vulnerable.
The National Transplants Registry was announced during a White House news conference on Friday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a pilot program that will allow the registry to accept people who were denied organ transplants for a variety of reasons, including gender identity.
The registry will also make it easier for people to receive a second transplant, the administration said.
A total of 10,000 patients are expected to apply for a second organ transplant from the registry.
The program will allow for the identification of people who need a second heart transplant and allows them to obtain one at home or by mail, the White, House of Representatives, Office of Minority Affairs, Department of the Minority, announced Friday.
It is unclear when the second transplant will be available, or whether patients will have to wait more than three years to get one.
The White House is offering a variety to people who have previously been denied a heart transplant.
The president’s transition team announced in August that more than 4,000 transgender Americans would be able to get the second heart from the new registry, which is a pilot project.
The transition team did not say whether that would include people who had received the first heart transplant, but the president’s team said that people who receive the second one will be able receive a heart with the same function.
Transgender Americans have long faced barriers in accessing organ transplanted from the transplant registry.
In December 2016, the federal government began allowing transgender people to have transplants and surgeries, though the transition process has not yet been completed.
Transgender people also have to register with the VA, a process that can take months, according to the American Transplant Association.
Some transgender people are also barred from getting a second medical procedure if they are already on the transplant list, even if they have had a heart surgery.
The VA also requires people who want to receive transplants to have a clean criminal record, which can prevent some people from getting the organ.
The Trump administration has made some progress in the last two years on efforts to ease transgender Americans’ access to organ transplations, including requiring health care providers to refer transgender people for organ transplant if they want to get transplants.
However, the president still has a long way to go before he can take steps to fully close the gap for transgender Americans.