Table 4.

Resources available to some living kidney donors

National Living Donor Assistance Center
 Grants for travel and lodging expenses
 Means testing based on both donor and recipient household income
Nonprofit foundations and emergency grants
 Report variable levels and types of assistance including travel, housing, uncovered medical expenses, lost wages
Paid leave for living donation recovery
 Federal employees
 Postal employees
 Employees of some local municipalities
Tax deductions/credits to offset losses associated with living kidney donation
 15 states offer tax deductions (requires itemization of taxes)
 1 state offers credits
  • Data obtained from reference 25.