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    Tricare and organ donation.

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    If I donate a kidney to my stepsister, will my status with Tricare be affected in any way?
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    Would her insurance cover the costs of your procedures and medications?

    ETA: I ask because in some ways, this is like being a surrogate, in that you would be incurring medical costs in order to benefit someone else. There was controversy a while back about surrogates doing this, and I believe in the end the final verdict was that Tricare could go after them to recover costs.
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    I would go into your local Tricare office and find out what they require.
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    why would the status change?
    I would imagine you are going to her hospital to have the procedure. Her hospital would cover the procedure and your care while there. After that, even if its years down the road, if you get any complications you would be covered as normal by Tricare.
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    why would the status change?
    I would imagine you are going to her hospital to have the procedure. Her hospital would cover the procedure and your care while there. After that, even if its years down the road, if you get any complications you would be covered as normal by Tricare.
    This is what I wanted to know. Sorry, I realized how poorly worded and explained my question was. The procedure and my care during and immediately after are covered by her insurance but I was just worried about complications down the road.
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    I would call Tricare to be sure, but I would guess complications from it you would still be covered, but I don't work for Tricare, and its still best to give them a call for sure.

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