National Living Donor Assistance Center
What is the NLDAC?
The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) is a government-funded program that gives financial aid to eligible living donors for their travel costs to the transplant center. Eligible donors get an American Express pre-paid card to pay for transportation, food, and lodging up to a total of $6,000. NLDAC will also pay for up to 2 trips for people who support the donor.
Who is eligible for the NLDAC?
As a donor, you are eligible for aid if the intended recipient’s annual income is 300% or lower of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG). If the intended recipient’s household has an income more than 300% of the FPG, you can ask for a waiver for financial hardship. To view eligibility guidelines and view the table, click here.
How do I apply?
The recipient and donor will have to:
- Complete and sign a NLDAC application worksheet and confirmation form
- Gather pay stubs, tax returns, or other documents to show your household income
- Give these documents to the transplant professional at the transplant center, and they will file the application to NLDAC for the donor
Where can I find the application worksheets?
Here are 4 ways to get the worksheets: