APKD covers the cost of any transplantation-related expenses, including lost wages from time off work, travel expenses to and from the transplant center, food, lodging and fuel expenses.

The Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation offers comprehensive insurance for all living donors against any complications related to their nephrectomy.

The gift of a living kidney gives new life to another. Non-directed donors will receive the assurance of knowing that should a family member need a kidney transplant in the future, they will be given priority placement and a guaranteed kidney from the APKD. That’s the APKD KidneyPledge™.

Lost wage reimbursement for up to 4 weeks with a max of $2,500 per week reimbursement

  • There is no means testing of donors—all kidney donors who donate through the Alliance for Kidney Paired Donation are eligible for wage reimbursement.
  • There is no means testing of recipients—all kidney donors who donate through the Alliance for Kidney Paired Donation are eligible for wage reimbursement.
  • The maximum wage reimbursement is $10,000.
  • Proof of lost wages is required.

Travel, lodging, food & mileage reimbursement up to $4,500 for donors and their support person

  • There is no means testing of donors—all kidney donors who donate through the Alliance for Kidney Paired Donation are eligible for travel expense reimbursement.
  • There is no means testing of recipients—all kidney donors who donate through the Alliance for Kidney Paired Donation are eligible for travel expense reimbursement.
  • The maximum travel expense reimbursement is $4,500.
  • Proof of travel expenses incurred is required.

Donor Insurance

  • Life insurance for $1,000,000 for a kidney donation-related death
  • Major complication insurance for up to $1,000,000 for permanent loss of function
  • Minor complication insurance with:
    • Maximum of $250,000
    • $5,000 deductible
    • Limited to 5 years (260 weeks) after the kidney donation First incurred expenses are within 30 days from the date of the Covered Accident (“Covered Accident” means an accident that occurs while coverage is in force for you and results directly of all other causes in a loss or Injury covered by the Policy for which benefits are payable.)
  • Disability insurance
  • Temporary disability insurance up to $100 per day for maximum of $1,500 total
  • Permanent disability insurance of up to $5,000 per month up to $250,000 maximum
  • Travel Assistance Services

Support person/travel companion insurance

  • Life insurance for $500,000 for a kidney donation-related death
  • Dismemberment insurance for up to $500,000 for permanent loss of function
  • Accident insurance with:
    • Maximum of $250,000
    • $5,000 deductible
    • Limited to 5 years (260 weeks) after the kidney donation
  • First incurred expenses are within 30 days from the date of the Covered Accident (“Covered Accident” means an accident that occurs while coverage is in force for you and results directly of all other causes in a loss or Injury covered by the Policy for which benefits are payable.)
  • Travel Assistance Services

The APKD KidneyPledge

  • The Pledge: The APKD KidneyPledge provides protection to a nondirected living kidney donor who donates a kidney through the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation (APKD). This KidneyPledge protects you should a member of your immediate family need a kidney transplant in the future. Immediate family member means a spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, or sibling.
  • Using your Kidney Pledge: Your nondirected kidney donation entitles you to designate at any time before your death one immediate family member who will receive priority above other candidates in the APKD system for the first three months after becoming active in the APKD matching system, and the highest possible priority after waiting for three months. Becoming active in the APKD matching system means that your chosen family member has been approved for a kidney transplant by an APKD-participating transplant program and activated in the APKD.
  • Transferability: The APKD KidneyPledge is for the benefit of you and your designated recipient, cannot be transferred, and expires upon your death or the death of your designated recipient, whichever comes last.