The Lost Wages Demonstration Project

IMPORTANT: This page describes a pilot program that is only open to living organ donors whose donation surgery will take place at one of the participating transplant centers.

The Lost Wages Demonstration Project is a pilot program that can provide reimbursement of up to $5000 in lost wages to eligible living organ donors. The program is only open to solid organ donors whose donation surgery will take place before January 31, 2022 at one of the participating transplant centers selected for this program. If you have questions about this program, please contact NLDAC at (888) 870-5002.

This pilot program was created to learn about the effect of offering lost wage reimbursement on people’s willingness to be evaluated as a living donor, and to show the Health Resources and Services Administration how such a program could be run. To answer these questions, the pilot program will take place in a small group of transplant centers that can provide the data we need to assess the impact of the program within the available budget. The lessons learned will inform decisions about future national programs and policies.

NLDAC also has a travel program for living donors. Learn more about it here.

Organ Donor
University of Kansas
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health