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Covering costs

Every patient needs an individual plan to cover transplant costs. Work with your transplant team to create an individualized financial plan.

Zion and Zhania, heart recipients, with their mother

Zion and Zhania, heart recipients, with their mother.

Find sources to help you pay for transportation costs associated with getting a transplant


Some organizations provide free transportation for transplant patients.

There are resources to help you pay for post-transplant medications


Find organizations that help fund immunosuppressant medications.

Danny Dietz at Childrens Hospital

You’re not alone

Financing a transplant raises many questions and concerns for patients and their families. Most transplant programs have social workers and financial coordinators who can help you with the financial details of your transplant. Depending on the structure at your center, one or both will help you develop a strategy.

Make a plan with your team

Creating a financial plan

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Understand the costs

Find the average transplant costs in the US. Learn about the medical and non-medical costs of getting a transplant.

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Many insurance companies offer coverage for transplant costs but terms and benefits vary widely. Learn the basics of coverage.

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Financial assistance

Patients often rely on a combination of resources to cover the costs of transplant. Learn more about common funding sources.

Understanding transplant costs (Duration: 0:10 min)

Video answers frequently asked questions

  • What costs are involved when having an organ transplant?
  • How do I manage my organ transplant costs?
  • What does a Transplant Financial Coordinator do?
  • Should I be fundraising for my organ transplant and how?
  • Who can help me with advice and assistance during my organ transplant?

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