19. Who pays for the costs of donation?

The donor's family (or their insurance company) is only responsible for paying for medical care up to the point of death. Once death occurs, any expenses related to organ or tissue donation are covered and there will be no charges to the donor's estate or the donor's family.

Occasionally, the hospital's billing system may make an unfortunate mistake and the donor's family may be accidentally billed for services related to the donation. If this occurs, the donor's family should contact the hospital and/or the organ procurement organization to rectify the mistake.

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