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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.

Lost Wages

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 Insurance

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.