Plasma Center Must Let Donor With PTSD Bring in Service Dog

Aug. 30, 2019, 3:59 PM

A plasma center must let donors with severe anxiety bring service dogs into its office, the Third Circuit said Aug. 30.

CSL Plasma Inc.'s blanket policy prohibiting those service animals in its office runs afoul of the Americans with Disability Act, the opinion by Judge Thomas L. Ambro said.

George Matheis was a police officer who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved in a deadly shooting. After he retired, Matheis donated plasma at CSL and made between $250 and $300 a month.

Matheis had a hard time adjusting when his daughter left home, and she got him a service ...

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