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The following data is taken from the National Foundation for Transplants home page and will give you some idea of what to expect in the way of organ transplant expenses.
How much does an organ transplant cost?
The cost of organ transplants varies greatly, not only with the type of transplant, but with the hospital where the procedure occurs. In addition, costs will climb greatly if the patient develops complications resulting in longer hospital stays. The costs below are broad averages for costs of various types of transplants, based on NFT’s experiences of working with patients all over the country. These costs are only for typical hospital and physician fees. They do not include any pre-transplant or follow-up treatments.
- Heart: $650,000
- Lung: $400,000
- Double Lung: $550,000
- Heart/Lung: $875,000
- Liver: $520,000
- Kidney: $250,000
- Pancreas: $300,000
- Kidney/Pancreas: $370,000
- Kidney/Heart: $760,000
- Liver/Kidney: $660,000
- Intestine: $900,000
- Bone Marrow (autologous): $270,000
- Bone Marrow (allogeneic related): $480,000
- Bone Marrow (allogeneic unrelated): $600,000
- Cornea: $23,300
What are some of the other major costs faced by transplant candidates and recipients?
Some of the other major costs include pre-transplant evaluations, dental work required before transplant, treatment of the underlying disease while waiting to be transplanted, donor matching (particularly for bone marrow transplants), travel, food and lodging costs for the patient and a care-giver leading up to and following the transplant (when the transplant takes place in another city), post transplant follow-up and treatment, the essential anti-rejections medications which organ recipients must take every day for the rest of their lives, and treatment for problems caused as a result of side effects from these medications.
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