The Bone Marrow Foundation supports patients, their families and caregivers every step of the way during a bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant. No transplant patient should ever feel alone.
A bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant is an overwhelming experience—physically, emotionally, logistically and financially—both for patients and for their families.
The Bone Marrow Foundation was founded in 1992 with a single vital goal: to improve the quality of life for children and adults who are undergoing transplantation as a life saving treatment for leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, severe combined immunodeficiency, neuroblastoma and many other cancers and genetic disorders. The foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range. All of the foundation’s services are offered free to patients and their families.
The Bone Marrow Foundation is guided by a medical advisory board of nationally recognized physicians in the field of transplantation. Our Lifeline Fund provides vital financial assistance for donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow or stem cell collection, cord blood banking, medications, medical equipment, home and child care services, housing, transportation and other patient needs. In addition, the program leverages social media to enable patients to reach out to their family, friends and social networks for additional financial support. One-to-One Funds assists patients and their families by creating a personal fund at the Foundation. The patient’s community, family and friends can raise money for the patient’s transplant expenses and all donations will benefit the patient. SupportLine unites patients and families with post transplant patients who have gone through the transplant experience. Ask the Expert enables confidential communication with members of the medical advisory board so patients and families can get the answers they need. The foundation publishes medical and educational handbooks to assist patients and their families in obtaining resources and information regarding the transplant procedure and all aspects of follow-up care. The Support Group staffed by a clinical social worker and nurse clinician provides bone marrow transplant patients and their members with a monthly group setting to share experiences and draw support from others.