Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Basics of Living Donation

The health insurance of the recipient (Phil) pays for all expenses. There are no out of pocket charges. Medical bills for any care related to kidneys for the rest of donor’s life will be covered by donor’s insurance.
US law doesn’t allow donors to be compensated, however it does allow donors to receive full compensation for caregivers, child care expenses, travel and lodging expenses, lost wages, etc. We have been saving for a few years for this rainy day and can compensate potential donors and the actual donor for all of these expenses.
The average donor with a desk job needs 1-4 weeks off work.
Typically one night. In some cases, two nights.
Yes, typically 2-6 weeks after donating.
Transplant teams hold the donor’s health paramount and I cannot influence their decision.
Living donors get a “Warranty for Life” which sends them to the top of the list if they ever need a kidney donation themselves.
No, you should be able to live a normal, healthy life as before.
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