Financial Assistance: Filling in the gaps
The Lifeline Fund provides financial support to individuals who meet our eligibility requirements. The individuals who seek the Foundation’s support often lack the financial resources necessary to afford the often overlooked living and ancillary expenses that can present considerable financial obstacles or prohibit the transplant altogether. Funding from The Bone Marrow Foundation’s Lifeline Fund helps to cover the myriad costs associated with transplants, such as donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow harvesting, medications, home and child care services, medical equipment, transportation, cord blood banking and housing. Health insurance often does not cover these vital support services, and many patients cannot afford them on their own. In addition, the program leverages social media to enable patients to reach out to their family, friends and social networks for additional financial support.
A One-to-One Fund is a personal fund created for a specific patient. It is a simple and effective way for a patient’s friends, family and community to raise money on a patient’s behalf with all money raised going directly to their benefit.. All donations are tax-deductible. The Bone Marrow Foundation administers and maintains the Fund, and can offer support with fundraising ideas.