Policy and Donor Advocacy
WaitList Zero supports policies to
- Better educate the public, patients, and their families about transplant;
- Expand access to paired kidney donation;
- Expand follow-up study and care by offering substantial stipends to donors each year they complete their follow-up ; and
- Supporting donors by reimbursing donor lost wages, travel, and childcare expenses, providing life-time health insurance to offset the risks of donation, and honoring their valuable public service.
Each of these measures would support transplant and increase donation without reducing our system’s strong current commitment to informed consent.