Travel & Lodging Reimbursement Living Donor Financial Assistance for Donation-Related Travel Costs
For kidney donors who are required to travel as part of the donation process, Donor Shield offers living donor financial assistance to cover travel and lodging expenses. Donors covered by Donor Shield are eligible for reimbursement of donation-related travel and lodging costs, up to a maximum of $5,000 for expenses incurred by the donor and an accompanying caregiver.
Covered travel expenses include transportation (taxi, ride share, car rental, parking), mileage (IRS medical mileage rate) and lodging. Receipts are required for travel and lodging reimbursement.
All post-donation reimbursements are made via ACH** within approximately 10 business days after submission of receipts.
ACH payment will come from the law firm of Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, which has been retained by the NKR to manage the Donor Shield reimbursement process.
* Donors must participate in an NKR donation or donate at a Donor Shield Direct center to receive this living donor assistance.
** Also known as “direct payments,” ACH payments are a way to transfer money from one bank account to another without using paper checks, credit card networks, wire transfers, or cash.