Voucher Donation Living Donor Assistance to Protect Your Family in the Future
Voucher donation is a type of living donor assistance that allows a donor to donate now to help someone in need of a kidney transplant while providing one or more vouchers that can be activated in the future for a living donor kidney transplant. There are two primary types of vouchers: standard vouchers and family vouchers.
By donating through the National Kidney Registry’s Standard Voucher Program, you can donate according to your schedule while providing a voucher to someone who is in imminent need of a kidney transplant. When the voucher holder is ready for transplant surgery, they can activate the voucher to be prioritized for a living donor kidney through the NKR. Standard voucher donors can also name up to five family members as back-up voucher holders should the initial voucher holder be unable to redeem their voucher.
By donating through the Family Voucher Program, you can donate according to your schedule while providing up to five vouchers for your family members who are not in imminent need of a transplant. Donating through the Family Voucher Program allows donors to help more than one person in need of a transplant—the family members who receive the vouchers and the other patient or patients transplanted in the chain started by the voucher donor.