PhilHealth Z-Benefit Package for Kidney Transplantation
Package price: Php 1,200,000
1. Signed Member Empowerment (ME) Form
2. Age ›10 and ‹70 years
3. Single organ transplant
4. Patient on chronic dialysis because of end stage renal disease or patient for pre-emptive kidney transplantation with the following:
- a. The potential recipient should have an irreversible renal disease that has been progressive over the previous 6 – 12 months
- b. The recipient’s measured (nuclear scan) glomerular filtration rate, 24-hour urine creatinine clearance or calculated glomerular filtration rate should be less than 20 ml/min/1.73m2 in diabetics or less than 15 ml/min / 1.73m2 in patients with non-diabetic renal disease
5. Low immunologic risk defined as:
- a. Past Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) less than or equal to 20%
- b. Primary kidney transplant (no previous solid organ transplant)
- c. No donor specific antibody (DSA) in the potential recipient
- d. At least 1 HLA-DR match
6. Potential recipient has no previous history of cancer (except basal cell skin cancer), should be HIV negative, Hepatitis B surface antigen negative, and Hepatitis C antibody negative
7. Transplant candidate who is CMV-negative cannot receive an organ from a CMV-positive donor.
8. Absence of current severe illness (Congestive heart failure Class 3-4, liver cirrhosis (findings of small liver with coarse granular/heterogonous echo pattern with signs of portal hypertension), chronic lung disease requiring oxygen, etc.)
9. Absence of the following: hemi-paralysis because of stroke, leg amputation because of peripheral vascular disease or diabetes, mental retardation such that informed consent cannot be made, and substance abuse for at least 6 months prior to start of transplant work-up.
10. Eligible patient for kidney transplant must have a certification from the social service of the hospital that they can maintain anti-rejection medicines for the next three (3) years.
For more information, please contact:
Kidney Transplant Office
2/F Main Hospital Building
889-DLSMC (35762)/ 530-45762 ext. 3531