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Financial Assistance

.According to a survey by United Health Care, 96% of living donors suffer financial hardship.  The mission of the Meredith Haga Foundation is to alleviate the stress and hardships that can interfere with being a living donor and their recovery.

Post surgery recovery time for a living donor varies, with the average time being from two weeks to a month.  In some cases, the recovery time may be for an extended time.

The Meredith Haga Foundation provides financial assistance to Living Organ Donors to assist with their living expenses. We focus on helping those individuals who have a desire and are selected as candidates for living organ donation, but would face financial difficulty.

Assistance may be applied for either pre or post surgery, and is available for living donors across the United States.  It is based on the financial needs of the living donor.

To apply, have your transplant social worker or transplant coordinator contact our office.

Quick Overview of our Living Donor Financial Assistance


      • We work on referrals from transplant centers.
      • No application required.
      • No pre-approval process required.
      • Based on the needs of the Living Donor.
      • Available for Living Donors within the United States.
      • Assistance may be requested post donation surgery.
      • We offer assistance of living expenses and unexpected expenses that occur during the donation and recovery process. We do not offer wage reimbursement.
      • Upon approval, financial assistance is paid directly to the living donor.
      • Quick turn-around.


Eligible Living Donor Expenses.

Here is a brief list of expenses that may be covered through the Meredith Haga Foundation Living Donor Assistance Fund:


    • Travel to transplant center for donor surgery.
    • Hotel accommodations, if necessary, near transplant center in connection with the donor surgery.
    • Mortgage or Rent for your residence while the donor is recovering from surgery.
    • Gas, propane and/or electric bills for your residence.
    • Phone bills.
    • Trash collection fees for your residence.
    • Water fees for your residence.
    • Daycare expenses for the living donor’s children.
    • Caregiver expenses for the donor, if needed.
    • Post donation support services.
    • Unexpected expenses that may arise with relation to the organ donation.