One of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. specializing in health insurance, has announced that it will pay for lifetime donors of organs travel to the place of operation. This will increase the number of people willing to donate their body.
When a kidney transplant patient with chronic renal failure in the last stage, it is of great importance, whether the organ from donor’s lifetime or posthumous. Found that a kidney transplanted from a donor in vivo, as a rule, functioning in the recipient’s body for much longer time.
According to experts, 2017 in the United States can expect a sizable increase in the number of prior live organ donors of kidneys, after the company UnitedHealth Group that provides health insurance to at least 70 million Americans, announced the innovation in its policies.
From January 2017 all the people of this country who decide to donate a kidney or another organ (in this case speech can go first transplant of a lobe of the liver), can count on the cost of transport to the place of operation and back regardless of the mode of transport at the expense of the insurer.
Company UnitedHealth Group announced that it will be to defray travel costs to the donors, if the amount is not to exceed 5 000 USD.
In addition, UnitedHealth Group compensates the donor and the potential financial loss of wages that may be associated with the sacrifice of the body and the rate of the hotel in the pre – and postoperative period.
With this innovation, the insurance company hopes to reduce the shortage of donor organs in the United States and to reduce their own costs of treatment for patients on hemodialysis.
Currently resident in need of transplant whose name is entered in the so-called waiting list, you have to wait for a saving operation, an average of 3.5 years.
Each year several thousand patients, whose names appear in this list, die, and not waiting for the operation. So, for example, in 2014 (latest available data) have died waiting for their turn for organ transplantation 4 760 Americans.