The Kidney Connection is a free service.

Please be aware, it is absolutely against the law to have any financial benefit from an organ donation.  It is absolutely illegal to buy or sell a kidney.  All medical expenses related to the donor are paid for by the recipient’s insurance.  At no time should a donor’s insurance card be asked for.  There is no expense to the living donor. However, there are at times non-medical expenses paid for by the recipient involved with finding a living donor. According to the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) it is legally permissible to pay for a donor’s non-medical expenses that pertain to travel, food, lodging and loss of wages.

It is for this reason that the “Kidney Connection ” desperately needs advertisers and sponsors.  Our plans are to solicit discount coupons from area hotels and restaurants.  We hope to place ads from local business sponsors and we will always have to count on the generosity of those that care.

 There is absolutely no financial gain for  the “Kidney Connection ” All monies will be spent on maintaining this site and to assist those who need financial assistance in paying non-medical related donor expenses.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Kidney Connection please contact us.

Your help will be very much appreciated and you will be performing a valuable service for the Western New York Community.