National Kidney Registry Adds Donor Insurance Benefit

The National Kidney Registry has extended its purchase of donor insurance policies to all donors involved in NKR facilitated swaps and kidney donations.

Through a variety of programs, detailed below, the NKR has continued to expand its donor benefits with the goal of eliminating disincentives to kidney donation and making the kidney donation process easier for all donors.

“Offering these donor benefits is essential in working toward eliminating disincentives to those interested in pursuing living donor kidney donation. We are hopeful all transplant centers will communicate these benefits in their consent process so that donors are fully informed and have the opportunity to utilize these important benefit options,” said Dr. Matthew Cooper, Chair of the NKR Surgical Committee and Director of Kidney Transplantation at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute.

Garet Hil, Founder and CEO of the National Kidney Registry added, “As a donor myself, I am committed to the protection and support of kidney donors and these new comprehensive donor benefits will make a big impact in eliminating disincentives to living kidney donation and will provide better support for the generous people who donate a kidney”.

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