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If somone donates part of a liver for transplant, do they (Original Post) hedgehog May 2015 OP
Good question! nt MADem May 2015 #1
Probably. It's surgery, after all. elleng May 2015 #2
I think Medicare covers it by paying the organ donation hospital if the person Hoyt May 2015 #3
Not sure if it is the same, but.... femmocrat May 2015 #4
Donor surgery is considered part of the transplant Warpy May 2015 #5
Thank you all for the replies. hedgehog May 2015 #6
 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
3. I think Medicare covers it by paying the organ donation hospital if the person
Sun May 17, 2015, 05:24 PM
May 2015

needing the organ is Medicare eligible. I bet it is handled similarly by commercial insurance.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
4. Not sure if it is the same, but....
Sun May 17, 2015, 06:34 PM
May 2015

With a kidney transplant, the donor's costs are covered by the recipient's insurance/Medicare.

Warpy

(111,088 posts)
5. Donor surgery is considered part of the transplant
Sun May 17, 2015, 09:49 PM
May 2015

whether it's a living or cadaver donor.

There might be a medical bill if there are complications and the hospital stay is prolonged for any reason.

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