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The National Kidney Registry Leads the World in Comprehensive Donor Protections and is committed to making kidney donation easier, safer and more convenient for living donors.

Click here for more details on how the NKR has been protecting donors since the creation of Donor Shield

Donors Protected

As of 1/11/2021 17:46:53

By donating through the National Kidney Registry, you will be eligible for:

  • Lost Wage Reimbursement

    up to six weeks, maximum $1,500/week

  • Travel & Lodging Reimbursement

    up to $3,000 for donors & caregiver

  • Donation Life Insurance

    with a $500,000 principal amount

  • Donation Disability Insurance

    $1,500/week maximum up to 52 weeks

  • Legal Support

    to advocate on behalf of donors who need it

  • Coverage

    for uncovered costs from complications

  • Reimbursement

    for complication-related travel & lost wages

  • Access Protection

    when purchasing life insurance

  • Kidney Prioritization

    for a living donor kidney if you ever need a transplant

Learn More About Donor Shield

Start Your Donor Journey

Join the ranks of the more than 150,000 living donors who have donated a kidney to people facing kidney failure.