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.

General Resources

We invite you to browse through the following list of helpful resources for information about the donation and transplant process. 

Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian 

Living Donation Financial Resource Center

  • 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.

  • Donor Leave Laws and Tax Deductions/Credits for Living Donors — This document is a great summary put together by the National Kidney Foundation that reviews Federal and State Legislation related to Living Donation.

  • AST Employee Leave & Organ Donation Status Report of Institutions with Paid Leave Policies for Live Donors — This document provides a list of organizations that have specific paid leave policies for employees who serve as living organ donors. 

Health Insurance Resources for Living Donors

It is important that donors have health insurance. The following are a few insurance options available in New York State:

  • Medicaid — Health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care to pay for some or all of their medical bills. You must meet certain requirements, including financial ones, to be eligible for Medicaid, which are determined by each state. 
  • NY State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace — Reduced-cost health insurance in NY State. It offers comprehensive health insurance to those who are self-employed, working individuals, and small businesses.
  • Healthcare.gov — Resources and information on health insurance enrollment through the health exchanges provided by the Affordable Care Act.

For Healthcare Professionals


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