Complications Protection Medical Coverage & Reimbursement for Lost Wages, Travel & Lodging
Complications related to donor surgery are rare, but if you have any type of donation-related complication after your kidney donation surgery, you are covered by Donor Shield.
If complication-related costs are not covered by the donor hospital, recipient’s insurance, workers’ compensation, disability, or any other source of payments, Donor Shield ensures that your costs are covered.
Although it is very uncommon to have a complication requiring travel or time off work, Donor Shield offers travel and lodging reimbursement up to $3,000, and lost wage reimbursement of up to $1,500 per week, for treatment of donation-related complications.
Income documentation is required for lost wage reimbursement and reimbursement beyond six weeks requires advance approval. Donors must provide notification of the uncovered complication, through their hospital, within 30 days of complication.
* Donors must participate in an NKR swap or donate at a Donor Shield Direct center to receive this support.