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Last updated on January 26, 2017 by Thahab Hawsa. (Please consider sending us a contribution at our office address specifically to help cover the administrative costs of updating this database – click here)

Please note that the information given here is intended as a general guideline. Please look into the specifics in your state to determine definitely if you qualify for one of the benefits listed here.  Your living organ donor coordinator may be a good resource for such information.

Most benefits are available in the state where you live, but also check for potential benefits in the state where you are donating if you are donating outside the state where you live.

Please discuss with your organ recipient options that may be available through his or her insurance.  Some private insurance companies offer transplant recipients travel and lodging benefits but do not care if recipients use that benefit themselves, or for a companion caregiver, or a donor.

There is one Federal program that provides money for travel and subsistence living for donors whose recipients can demonstrate need, please go to http://www.livingdonorassistance.org for more details.

All Federal Employees are eligible to take up to 30 days a year of paid leave for donating organs or seven days of paid leave for donating bone marrow. 5 U.S.C. § 6327.

Colorado state employees may take up to two days of paid leave per fiscal year specifically for organ donation. Col. Rev. Stat. § 24-50-104.  If you work for a local government, please ask your human resources official if a similar provision has been adopted at your level of government.

Colorado has no tax deductions or tax credits for donation related expenses.

Please see http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/ for statutory updates and http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2014A/cslFrontPages.nsf/HomeSplash?OpenForm for possible bills under consideration.  See http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovHickenlooper/CBON/1251616203275 for executive orders.

If you work for a private company, check with your employer about the possibility of employer sponsored donation related paid leave.

Check with the living organ donor coordinator and/or transplant social worker at the transplant center where you plan to donate for more information about local organizations that support living donors.

Private non-government groups

(Many of these groups are set up to help transplant recipients but will also help organ donors)

The American Transplant Foundation provides services and support towards transplants patients and living donors. They were the first non-profit in the country to provide financial assistance by reimbursing patients and donors for lost wages after the surgery and providing access to lifesaving medications.

The “Other Living Donor Support Organizations” button on the right hand side of our home page lists some national organizations that may be of financial assistance.

 

Potential Sources for Local Non-Financial Assistance

These are organizations that have volunteer programs that help the elderly or disabled, but would probably also help recovering living organ donors if the situation is explained to them. It will take some discussion for them to even understand what living organ donation is and why donors need post-donation help, but once a relationship is established, you will have opened the door for other donors also to get help. The services offered vary, anything from running errands, rides to doctor’s appointments, and light yard work or housekeeping. Check with each organization individually to see if their volunteer services might be of assistance to you during your recovery after donation surgery

Denver

Adams

Senior Hub
Email: plynch@seniorhub.org
Phone: (303) 426-4408

A-Lift
Email: N/A
Phone: (303) 235-6972

 

Arapahoe

SRC Transportation Services
Email: lhaley@co.arapahoe.co.us
Phone: (720) 540-5566

Senior Hub
Email: plynch@seniorhub.org
Phone: (303) 426-4408

Atlantis Home Care
Email: info@atlantishomecare.com
Phone: 303-515-9255

 

Boulder

Care Connect
Email: info@careconnectbc.org
Phone: (303) 443-1933

 

Broomfield

Chore Service Program
Email: itrujilo@srcaging.org
Phone: (303) 235-6952

 

Denver

Senior Resource Center
Email: info@srcaging.org
Phone: (303) 238-8151

A Little Help
Email: office@alittlehelp.org
Phone: (720) 242-9032

 

Douglas

Seniors Helping Seniors
Email: mark@seniorcaresouthdenver.com
Phone: (303) 990-4561

Senior Resource Center
Email: info@srcaging.org
Phone: (303) 238-8151

Atlantis Home Care
Email: info@atlantishomecare.com
Phone: 303-515-9255

 

Jefferson

Seniors Helping Seniors
Email: mark@seniorcaresouthdenver.com
Phone: (303) 990-4561

Senior Resource Center
Email: info@srcaging.org
Phone: (303) 238-8151

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