ICD-10-CM Code Z52

Donors of organs and tissues

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of donors of organs and tissues. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Donors of organs and tissues
Long Description:Donors of organs and tissues

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z52.0 - Blood donor
  • Z52.00 - Unspecified blood donor
  • Z52.000 - Unspecified donor, whole blood
  • Z52.001 - Unspecified donor, stem cells
  • Z52.008 - Unspecified donor, other blood
  • Z52.01 - Autologous blood donor
  • Z52.010 - Autologous donor, whole blood
  • Z52.011 - Autologous donor, stem cells
  • Z52.018 - Autologous donor, other blood
  • Z52.09 - Other blood donor
  • Z52.090 - Other blood donor, whole blood
  • Z52.091 - Other blood donor, stem cells
  • Z52.098 - Other blood donor, other blood
  • Z52.1 - Skin donor
  • Z52.10 - Skin donor, unspecified
  • Z52.11 - Skin donor, autologous
  • Z52.19 - Skin donor, other
  • Z52.2 - Bone donor
  • Z52.20 - Bone donor, unspecified
  • Z52.21 - Bone donor, autologous
  • Z52.29 - Bone donor, other
  • Z52.3 - Bone marrow donor
  • Z52.4 - Kidney donor
  • Z52.5 - Cornea donor
  • Z52.6 - Liver donor
  • Z52.8 - Donor of other specified organs or tissues
  • Z52.81 - Egg (Oocyte) donor
  • Z52.810 - Egg (Oocyte) donor under age 35, anonymous recipient
  • Z52.811 - Egg (Oocyte) donor under age 35, designated recipient
  • Z52.812 - Egg (Oocyte) donor age 35 and over, anonymous recipient
  • Z52.813 - Egg (Oocyte) donor age 35 and over, designated recipient
  • Z52.819 - Egg (Oocyte) donor, unspecified
  • Z52.89 - Donor of other specified organs or tissues
  • Z52.9 - Donor of unspecified organ or tissue

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z52:


This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • autologous and other living donors

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • cadaveric donor - omit code
  • examination of potential donor Z00.5

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Donors of organs and tissues (Z52)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Organ Donation

Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. Organs you can donate include

  • Internal organs: Kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs
  • Skin
  • Bone and bone marrow
  • Cornea

Most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died. But some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive.

People of all ages and background can be organ donors. If you are under age 18, your parent or guardian must give you permission to become a donor. If you are 18 or older you can show you want to be a donor by signing a donor card. You should also let your family know your wishes.

Health Resources and Services Administration

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