Payment for living kidney donation

Purposes for processing

NHS England reimburses people who donate organs (living donors) in order to ensure that the financial impact on the living donor is cost neutral.  The principle of reimbursement is founded on the premise that there should be no financial incentive or disincentive in becoming a living donor. Living donors would usually submit a claim for financial reimbursement to NHS England in accordance with the NHS England published policy. The data submitted and processed allows for consideration of any claims and payment of expenses.

Categories of personal data

We collect this data from living donors to allow such reimbursement to take place. Data will include name, NHS Number and other personal details, and information about their stay in hospital. Data may also include details of employment and income if claiming for lost income, including a letter from an employer, details of any other benefits you may be entitled to e.g. statutory sick pay.

Sources of the data

Hospital Trusts; living donor do-ordinators; social workers; donor patients.

Categories of recipients

NHS England commissioning staff.

Legal basis for processing

For GDPR purposes NHS England’s lawful basis for processing is Article 6(1)(e) – ‘…exercise of official authority…’. For the processing of special categories data the basis is Article 9(2)(h) – ‘…health or social care…’