Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney: Findings from the KDOC Study

J. R. Rodrigue, J. D. Schold, P. Morrissey, J. Whiting, J. Vella, L. K. Kayler, D. Katz, J. Jones, B. Kaplan, A. Fleishman, M. Pavlakis, D. A. Mandelbrot

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Abstract

Limited information exists on the predonation costs incurred by eventual living kidney donors (LKDs). Expenses related to completion of the donation evaluation were collected from 194 LKDs participating in the multi-center, prospective Kidney Donor Outcomes Cohort (KDOC) Study. Most LKDs (n=187, 96%) reported one or more direct costs, including ground transportation (80%), healthcare (24%), lodging (17%) and air transportation (14%), totaling $101484 (USD; mean=$523±942). Excluding paid vacation or sick leave, donor and companion lost wages totaled $35918 (mean=$187±556) and $14378 (mean=$76±311), respectively. One-third of LKDs used paid vacation or sick leave to avoid incurring lost wages. Few LKDs reported receiving financial support from the transplant candidate (6%), transplant candidate's family (3%), a nonprofit organization (3%), the National Living Donor Assistance Center (7%), or transplant center (3%). Higher total costs were significantly associated with longer distance traveled to the transplant center (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2387-2393
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Living Donors
Cohort Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Tissue Donors
Kidney
Costs and Cost Analysis
Transplants
Sick Leave
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Nonprofit Organizations
Financial Support
Air
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • allied health/nursing
  • clinical research/practice
  • donor nephrectomy
  • donors and donation: incentives
  • donors and donation: living
  • economics
  • kidney transplantation/nephrology
  • kidney transplantation: living donor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Rodrigue, J. R., Schold, J. D., Morrissey, P., Whiting, J., Vella, J., Kayler, L. K., ... Mandelbrot, D. A. (2015). Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney: Findings from the KDOC Study. American Journal of Transplantation, 15(9), 2387-2393. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13286

Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney : Findings from the KDOC Study. / Rodrigue, J. R.; Schold, J. D.; Morrissey, P.; Whiting, J.; Vella, J.; Kayler, L. K.; Katz, D.; Jones, J.; Kaplan, B.; Fleishman, A.; Pavlakis, M.; Mandelbrot, D. A.

In: American Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 15, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 2387-2393.

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Rodrigue, JR, Schold, JD, Morrissey, P, Whiting, J, Vella, J, Kayler, LK, Katz, D, Jones, J, Kaplan, B, Fleishman, A, Pavlakis, M & Mandelbrot, DA 2015, 'Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney: Findings from the KDOC Study', American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 2387-2393. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13286
Rodrigue, J. R. ; Schold, J. D. ; Morrissey, P. ; Whiting, J. ; Vella, J. ; Kayler, L. K. ; Katz, D. ; Jones, J. ; Kaplan, B. ; Fleishman, A. ; Pavlakis, M. ; Mandelbrot, D. A. / Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney : Findings from the KDOC Study. In: American Journal of Transplantation. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 9. pp. 2387-2393.
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