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.
Once the donor has been approved for donation surgery, they can give their application packet to the living donor social worker or nurse coordinator at their transplant center. The transplant center will submit the application on behalf of the donor. A complete application packet must include:
Applications must be submitted no less than 10 business days before the donation surgery.
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