Donor Shield Direct for Liver
Donor Shield Direct for Liver offers comprehensive support and protections for living liver donors to make the donation process easier and more convenient.
Reimbursement up to $1,500/week for up to 6 weeks
Liver donors protected by Donor Shield are eligible for reimbursement of lost wages due to their donation: up to $1,500 per week for up to six weeks. Lost wage reimbursement beyond two weeks requires additional clearance from the transplant center and should be considered primary when supplemental benefit plans such as short term disability are available to the donor. We encourage liver donors to preserve their supplemental benefit plans such as short term disability so that they do not exhaust these benefits in case they are needed in the future for other reasons.
Lost wage reimbursement is only available to donors with a valid U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or Employee Identification Number (EIN), which serves as proof of legal employment in the U.S. and is required for tax purposes. Documentation to support income and current employment is required for lost wage reimbursement. All reimbursements are generally made via ACH within 10 business days of donor surgery. 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.
Travel & Lodging Costs
Reimbursement of up to $3,000 in expenses
Liver donors protected by Donor Shield are eligible for reimbursement of up to $3,000 in travel and lodging expenses for themselves and a caregiver. Receipts are required for travel and lodging reimbursement. All reimbursements are generally made via ACH within 10 business days of 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.
Donation life insurance & disability coverage
Liver donors protected by Donor Shield are automatically given a donor life insurance policy and a donor disability policy. The donor life insurance carries a $1,000,000 principal amount. The donor disability insurance policy covers missed work related to any liver donation complications that may arise. The disability policy includes up to $1,500 per week in coverage for up to 365 days after surgery subject to the donor’s last 12 months of earnings and a 30-day waiting period.
Help to fight employment termination & insurance discrimination
Liver donors protected by Donor Shield are provided free legal support for unlawful employment termination, health insurance discrimination, life insurance discrimination, or other issues directly related to their liver donation. Living donor life insurance discrimination is unfair, and in some states, it is illegal. If you attempt to purchase life insurance and are denied coverage or are quoted an inflated price due to your status as a living liver donor, please click here to contact us.