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In a living donor kidney transplant, who pays for the operation of the donor?

5 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: The Recipient

The recipient's insurance.
It is called an organ acquisition charge.

In brief: The Recipient

The recipient's insurance.
It is called an organ acquisition charge.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insurance from recip

The donor should not have any costs.
It is illegal to pay for an organ in the US. However, there is a big grant from the government and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (called NLDAC) to pay for extra costs such as travel, parking, child care.

In brief: Insurance from recip

The donor should not have any costs.
It is illegal to pay for an organ in the US. However, there is a big grant from the government and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (called NLDAC) to pay for extra costs such as travel, parking, child care.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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In brief: The Recipient

Donors have no explicit costs associated with donation.
All medical bills are the responsibility of the recipient.

In brief: The Recipient

Donors have no explicit costs associated with donation.
All medical bills are the responsibility of the recipient.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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