Financial Assistance Programs

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.


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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Carelines provides crowdfunding, journaling and a volunteer task calendar for anyone with a cancer diagnosis or receiving a bone marrow, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) or cord blood transplant. Through Carelines, patients can reach out to family, friends and social networks for financial support, share updates, photos, and videos, keep track of appointments and receive help from family and community members for day-to-day tasks. All contributions to Carelines are tax-deductible and do not affect a patient’s medical insurance or benefits.

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