Remote Donation Avoid Air Travel for Donor Evaluation & Surgery
Through the living donor assistance offered by the National Kidney Registry’s remote donation program, donors have the option to complete their donor evaluation and surgery at a local NKR transplant center, eliminating the need for time-consuming and expensive air travel and hotel stays.
Remote donation utilizes proven logistics systems pioneered in kidney swaps by the NKR over the past decade to safely transport the kidneys.
There are three types of remote donation: remote standard voucher donation, remote paired donation, and remote direct donation. Remote standard voucher donation is quickly becoming the preferred method of remote donation due to convenience (donor can donate on their schedule) and the potential to improve the match (better transplant outcome) for the recipient.