National Kidney Donation Organization, Formerly Donor to Donor
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* This is a Donor Shield Program and is only available to donors who donate through the National Kidney Registry’s paired exchange program, voucher program or through donating at a transplant center that utilizes Donor Shield Direct.

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All transplant centers that work with the NKR are Member Centers. This is the base level of participation.

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Partner Centers are active Voucher Program participants, adhere to the “All In” addendum and commit to accept any chain end offer (within reason) from the NKR.

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Additional prioritization points on the deceased kidney donor list if a living donor ever needs a kidney.

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Prioritization for a living donor kidney if an NKR donor ever needs a kidney. Living donor kidneys typically last twice as long as deceased donor kidneys. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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All donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program are eligible for up to 6 weeks of lost wage reimbursement with a maximum reimbursement of $2,000 per week. Lost wages are earnings that a donor lost due to time missed from work as a result of kidney donation. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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For more information, visit the NLDAC website.

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All donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program are eligible for reimbursement of up to $5,000 of travel and lodging expenses related to their kidney donation for them and a traveling companion. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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For more information, visit the NLDAC website.

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For all donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program, any complications related to the kidney donation (e.g., hernia, etc.) that are not covered by the recipient's insurance will be covered. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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All donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program are eligible for up to 6 weeks of lost wage reimbursement with a maximum reimbursement of $2,000 per week should they require additional time off due to complications related to the donor surgery. Lost wages are earnings that a donor lost due to time missed from work as a result of kidney donation. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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All donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program are eligible for reimbursement of up to $5,000 of travel and lodging expenses for them and a traveling companion if needed for complications related to the donor surgery. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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For all donors in NKR swaps or who donate through the Voucher Program, if you are wrongfully terminated for donating a kidney or your health insurance company raises your premiums due to your kidney donation, NKR will provide legal support. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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Remote kidney donation allows a living donor to donate a kidney to someone in a distant location without having to travel to that location. With remote donation, donors have the procedure at a local hospital and the donated kidney is safely transported to the recipient's transplant center for transplantation. For more information, visit the Donor Shield website.

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The Voucher Program allows a kidney donor to give vouchers for future living donor kidney prioritization to an intended recipient in imminent need of a kidney and/or up to five immediate family members. Learn more about the Voucher Program.

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