Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Lost Wage Reimbursement to Potential Kidney Donors On Living Donation Rates

Status: Terminated
Location: See all (6) locations...
Intervention Type: Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The study is designed as a randomized controlled trial. The investigators hypothesize that kidney transplant recipient candidates whose donors are offered reimbursement of lost wages (treatment arm) will have a higher probability of receiving a living donor kidney transplant than those randomized to no offer of lost wage reimbursement (control arm). The study expects to demonstrate incremental living donor kidney transplants by assisting individuals who wish to be living organ donors but would be otherwise unable to do so due to the obligatory forfeit of income during the evaluation, donation surgery, and post-operative recuperation periods.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Age ≥18 at enrollment

• Meet participating transplant center standards to initiate an evaluation to receive a kidney transplant

• Kidney-only or kidney intended to be followed by other organ (e.g. deceased donor pancreas)

• First-time recipient candidate

• Capable of providing informed consent

United States
UCLA Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program in collaboration with the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC)
Los Angeles
University of Colorado
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota
New York
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
New York
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Time Frame
Start Date: November 15, 2017
Completion Date: October 20, 2020
Target number of participants: 1310
Experimental: Intervention
Kidney transplant recipient candidates who are informed that their living donor candidates can receive reimbursement for lost wages incurred during the evaluation, donation surgery and recuperation
No Intervention: Control
Kidney transplant recipient candidates who receive standard of care (donors are not offered wage reimbursement)
Akinlolu O. Ojo, Robert M. Merion, Trevor Nydam, Paige M Porrett, Timothy Pruett, Kimberly A. Gifford, John C Magee, Ty Dunn, Amit K. Mathur, Judd Kessler, Diane LaPointe-Rudow, Amy Waterman
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Collaborators: Laura and John Arnold Foundation, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

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