Financial Assistance Programs

Cancer Financial Help

The often overlooked expenses associated with cancer treatment and transplants that are not covered by health insurance can prohibit patients from receiving the proper treatment. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation's financial assistance programs help ease the financial burdens for patients and their families.


Carelines provides crowdfunding, journaling and a volunteer help calendar for anyone with a cancer diagnosis or receiving a bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant.

  • Create a free Carelines page for yourself or a loved one.
  • You don't have to use all the Carelines features – but the more you reach out, the more support you'll get!
  • With one click you can easily share your Carelines page on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or by email.
  • The BMCF's Carelines team provides personal one-to-one guidance to help every step of the way, from setting up your page to tips on how to spread the word.

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Lifeline Fund

The Lifeline Fund provides support to patients who 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 & Cancer 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, housing, 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.

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