Who pays for the renal evaluation and the surgery?

In most cases the cost of the renal donor evaluation is paid by the recipient’s insurance and there is no cost to the donor. However, the donor is not reimbursed for missed days at work, travel or lodging. Donors should look into whether their short term disability insurance covers the recovery. The National Living Donor Assistance Center may provide financial support to persons who want to donate, but cannot otherwise afford travel and expenses associated with donation. For more information on how to apply, please visit LivingDonorAssistance.org.