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LIVING ORGAN DONOR



              REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME






                                                            his scheme was introduced to address some of the
                                                            costs incurred by potential living donors participating
                                                     Tin the Living Donor Programme in Ireland, during the
                                                     pre-operative and post-operative period.
                                                        The scheme applies to any potential donor who has been
                                                     invited to attend a one-day assessment, by the Living Donor
                                                     Programme at Beaumont Hospital, and those donors who
                                                     have been referred to the Paired Kidney Exchange
                                                     programme.


                                                     THE REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME COVERS
                                                     THREE MAIN AREAS:
                                                     ●      Travel
                                                     ●      Accommodation
                                                     ●      Loss of earnings associated with organ donation


                                                     The scheme is currently under review by the Department
                                                     of Health. Further details will be available on Beaumont
                                                     Hospital’s website...www.beaumontkidneycentre.ie or
                                                     the Irish Kidney Association’s website...www.ika.ie


                                                     Travel and accommodation expenses up to a maximum value
                                                     of €6,000 are reimbursable but such expenses must relate
                                                     to a hospital visit/stay in relation to organ donation and must
                                                     be supported by relevant documentation.
                                                        If a person donates, they may be entitled to
                                                     reimbursement of earnings lost as a result of their inpatient
                                                     stay for the purpose of donation and up to a maximum of
                                                     12 weeks post-operative period. The amount reimbursable
                                                     is capped at €6,000 and must be supported by relevant
                                                     documentation.
                                                        An application form for the Living Organ Donor
                                                     Reimbursement Scheme can be obtained by contacting the
                                                     Living Organ Donor Reimbursement Scheme Office on 056-
                                                     7784579 or 056-7784551.
                                                        In cases where a donor is selected but later deemed
                                                     unsuitable he/she can claim reimbursement for this period
                                                     only.







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