|Another part of deciding about
having a transplant is the financial planning involved.
Transplants are expensive; a kidney transplant falls in
the approximate range of $40,000 to $50,000 and your medications may cost
$700 to $1000 per month. Most people are covered under Medicare’s
End Stage Renal
Disease (ESRD) program, which pays for the majority of kidney failure
treatments. However, immunosuppression
is only covered for the first three years after the transplant.
You and your parents can talk with
your insurance company and the financial office at your transplant center
for specific details.