Yesterday, the Justice Department filed a Statement of Interest in a lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois to clarify that blood plasma donation centers are “public accommodations” under Title III of the ADA.  The lawsuit, Gomez v. CSL Plasma, Inc., alleges that Defendant violated Title III of the ADA by refusing to provide Plaintiff, who is deaf, with an American Sign Language interpreter, making it impossible for him to donate plasma at Defendant’s plasma donation center.  Plaintiff has moved for partial summary judgment on the legal issue that Defendant is a “service establishment” and therefore a “public accommodation” under Title III.

For more information on the ADA or this Statement of Interest, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).