Financial Assistance: Filling in the gaps

Patient Aid Program

The Patient Aid Program provides funding to help cover the costs of donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow harvesting, medications, home and child care services, medical equipment, transportation, cord blood banking, housing costs and other expenses associated with the transplant.  Health insurance often does not cover these vital support services, and many patients cannot afford them on their own.

One to One Funds

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.

The Lifeline Project

The Lifeline Project lets donors make a direct and instant difference in the life of a child or adult undergoing a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Becoming a part of the Lifeline Project means The Bone Marrow Foundation will post the patient’s photo and story on the Lifeline Project’s webpage and people can donate money directly to the patient to help cover costs associated with the transplant.