I have a seemingly strange question. Has anyone tried taking advantage of medical donors with hair transplant procedure?
That’s a good question and one that we’ve thought about previously. I suspect one of the big concerns with this would be trying to match the donors. With life and death situation such as kidney and liver transplants, medical insurance will take care of the testing. With hair transplants, the procedure is not medically necessary so most insurance companies shy away from paying for hair transplant surgery. When someone dies, they check their organ donor status. If they are a donor, they are tested. If there is a suitable match in another state, the organs are air lifted to the patient. Such protocol for hair would be extremely expensive. Also, one often has immunosuppressive medications to prevent organ rejection. This would be quite expensive to the cosmetic surgery patient, as well since insurance companies would not pay the fee for on going immunosuppressant treatment.