NLDAC helps people who are considering being a living organ donor with the non-medical expenses associated with the
process. There are three things NLDAC covers for eligible donors:
We can help with evaluation, surgery, and follow-up trips, but donors need to apply and be approved before the trip
they would like help with. Applications must be approved and funded before the donation surgery.
The most NLDAC can provide for a donor’s travel, lost wages, and dependent care expenses is $6,000.
Donors who are approved for help with travel expenses receive a controlled value card, which is like a credit card
with restrictions, to pay for their transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxis, etc.), hotel, and meals on
trips to the transplant center. Donors can also use this card for the travel expenses of a support person who
accompanies them. NLDAC can only cover travel within the U.S. and its territories.
Donors who are approved for help with lost wages also receive a controlled value card, which they can withdraw cash
from, or use to make purchases. NLDAC deposits wage reimbursements on these cards around the time of each
appointment. Donors can request reimbursement of the wages they lose during:
To receive reimbursement of lost wages, donors must be working for pay at the time of their donation surgery or other
trip, and submit clear documentation of their current wages. NLDAC cannot pay wages to donors who are unemployed or
Some people who are considering living organ donation have caregiving responsibilities for a child, disabled adult, or
elder. Donors who are approved for help with dependent care expenses can receive up to $420 per week for child-care
expenses and up to $504 per week for adult-care expenses caused by their donation. Donors attest to the dependent care
expenses they will incur, and then receive funding for that expense on a controlled value card. Donors can request
reimbursement of these expenses on the same trips described in the lost wages section, above.
Read our FAQs, call us at 888-870-5002, or email us.
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