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We hope that you will find the information in this section useful whether you are a potential donor, past donor, healthcare professional, or member of the community.
We invite you to browse through the following list of helpful resources for information about the donation and transplant process.
National Kidney Foundation — In their comprehensive Question and Answer resource for potential living kidney donors, the National Kidney Foundation answers many common financial and insurance questions that people may have when contemplating donation.
National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) — Many people may want to become living donors for family or acquaintances, but lack the necessary resources to cover expenses like travel, lodging and other non-medical expenses. The National Living Donor Assistance Center was established to provide greater access to transplantation for persons who want to donate, but cannot otherwise afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with donation. There are specific eligibility requirements which include an application process. Eligibility is based on both the recipient and donor's finances.
It is important that donors have health insurance. The following are a few insurance options available in New York State:
Healthcare.gov — Resources and information on health insurance enrollment through the health exchanges provided by the Affordable Care Act.