Transplant nephrologists and surgeons believe there aren’t enough reimbursement and compensation opportunities available for living kidney donors, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Interviews with 110 transplant nephrologists and surgeons from 12 different countries revealed strong support for full reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, accommodation, transportation and childcare costs associated with organ donation.

Compensation in the form of payment for lost income and inconvenience was also agreeable to many interviewees, as long as payments didn’t provide an undue financial benefit to a donor.

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