Acquisition of an organ

This exclusion is quite common but not valid for all health insurance policies and as always it is important to reach and understand the terms of your specific policy. Expenses for the acquisition of an organ such as, but no limited to donor search, typing, harvesting, transport and administration costs is typically excluded. This may be to the sensitive nature of finding a donor and in some countries and regions this practice may pose challenges and be questionable. Insurers may find it morally challenging to cover such costs. Organ transplantation is a medical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient, to replace a damaged or missing organ. The donor and recipient may be at the same location, or organs may be transported from a donor site to another location. Organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person’s body are called autografts. Transplants that are recently performed between two subjects of the same species are called allografts. Allografts can either be from a living or cadaveric source.