Can I be reimbursed for the cost of living organ donation?
If you donate a kidney or part of your liver while you are alive, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. This covers the cost of preparing for and having the operation, and of the first 3 months of recuperating after the operation. You can also apply for reimbursement if the operation does not take place. The reimbursement is to cover expenses you made when preparing for the transplant operation.
Cost of living organ donation
The reimbursement covers the following:
- medical costs that are not refunded by your personal health insurance;
- your own contribution towards assistance under the Social Support Act (WMO);
- travel and accommodation costs for the person accompanying the donor to and from the hospital;
- child care;
- a fixed sum for various minor costs in hospital (such as articles for personal use).
How do I apply for reimbursement for the cost of living organ donation?
You can apply by filling in the form on the website of the Dutch Transplant Foundation (NTS) (in Dutch).