News & Press
Read the latest press releases, news articles and media coverage of Donor Shield, the National Kidney Registry and living kidney donation.
National Kidney Registry Expands Donor Shield Travel and Lodging Reimbursement to $3,000 MaxJuly 6, 2021
The National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced today the expansion of its Donor Shield program, increasing the maximum allowable travel and lodging reimbursement from $2,000 to $3,000 per donor.
National Kidney Registry Expands Donor Shield Lost Wage Reimbursement to 6 Week MaxMay 26, 2021
The National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced the expansion of Donor Shield by increasing the maximum allowable lost wage reimbursement of four weeks to a maximum of six weeks.
Donor Shield Adds Important New 7th Donor ProtectionMay 27, 2020
Today the National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced the addition of an important new 7th Donor Shield protection. Donors can now be reimbursed for lost wages and travel/lodging costs for any donation-related complications as part of the Donor Shield program.
People in Transplant: Garet HilDecember 2, 2019
An interview with Garet Hill, entrepreneur, kidney donor, and Founder/CEO of the National Kidney Registry.
Fox News: A Look at Living Organ Donor ProgramsNovember 24, 2019
Living donor Lisa Emmott and her husband, living donor and organ recipient, Neil Emmott on the importance of organ donor programs.
National Kidney Registry Improves Donor Lost Wage Reimbursement Program by Eliminating Income RestrictionsNovember 21, 2019
(Greenwich, CT – November 21, 2019) – Today the National Kidney Registry (NKR) announced the elimination of all income restrictions on their Donor Shield lost wage reimbursement program.
TIME: Kidney Swaps Are Revolutionizing a Broken Organ-Donation System in the U.S.November 5, 2019
Lisa Emmott never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until her husband became one of them.
UCSF Medical Center is First Transplant Center in the Western U.S. to Provide Donor ShieldOctober 3, 2019
Today the National Kidney Registry (NKR) and University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) announced that all living kidney donors who donate at UCSF will be provided Donor Shield protections through the NKR.
National Kidney Registry Launches Family Voucher ProgramSeptember 16, 2019
The National Kidney Registry (NKR) has successfully launched the Family Voucher Program which allows donors to donate a kidney now and receive vouchers for immediate family members in case a family member ever needs a kidney transplant in the future.
Vox: This nonprofit just took a big step to make kidney donation in the US easierAugust 7, 2019
Donating a kidney saves a life — and now, thanks to the National Kidney Registry, it doesn’t have to cost you money.
National Kidney Registry to Reimburse Lost Wages for DonorsAugust 5, 2019
Today the National Kidney Registry announced that all donors involved in NKR swaps will be provided Donor Shield protections including lost wage reimbursement.