The National Living Donor Assistance Center perspective on barriers to the use of federal travel grants for living donors

Amit Mathur, Barry Hong, Akinolu Ojo, Robert M. Merion

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Recent research has identified important barriers that potential living organ donors face in utilizing travel reimbursement funds from the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC). In this article, we provide clarification and comment on these potential barriers from the NLDAC program perspective. The goal of financial neutrality for living donors requires further action. We discuss recent developments and further steps that may help achieve this goal and ultimately affect the shortage of donor organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12984
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017



  • ethics
  • financial assistance
  • income
  • living donation
  • quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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