How to Submit Application (for Transplant Professionals)


  1. Register as an application filer here, if you have not already done so.
  2. Use the eligibility screening tool to make sure the donor and recipient are eligible for the program. If the recipient’s household income is greater than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, they will need to submit a financial hardship waiver worksheet that demonstrates qualifying expenses totaling the difference between the amount listed in the guidelines and their actual income. These applications are classified as category 4, and require approval from HRSA.
  3. Gather the application worksheets, attestation forms, and income verification documents from the donor and recipient. Review all the information and sign the attestation form. Calculate the donor and recipient household income based on the documentation they provide.
  4. Log onto the NLDAC website, transfer the information to the web-based application, and click ‘submit.’
  5. Category 1 and 3 applications must be submitted at least 10 business days before travel. Category 4 applications must be submitted at least 15 business days before travel. In case of a medical emergency that prevents a prospective liver recipient from waiting 10-15 business days for a transplant, check the box to indicate that it is an urgent liver donation. These applications can be approved in 1-2 business days. Applications cannot be rushed for any other reason.

Feel free to call NLDAC at (703) 414-1600 with any questions. We are happy to help!
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