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Because many patients cannot afford to pay for the full cost of organ transplant surgery, or even a small insurance deductible amount, using their personal funds, it is common for patients explore other options to help them fund their procedure.

The following organizations may provide financial assistance to transplant candidates or recipients and their families. This is a sample listing and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive list or an endorsement. Ask your transplant financial team, insurance provider or employee benefits officer for the latest information or help.

Financial

Air Charity Network
www.aircharitynetwork.org
877-621-7177
Transports ambulatory patients up to a distance of 500 to 700 miles using private pilots and their aircraft. Can transport people for transplant and follow-up appointments. Medical and financial need must be documented. Service is free of charge.

Air Care Alliance
www.aircarealliance.org
2060 State Highway 595
Lindrith, New Mexico 87029
888-260-9707
Provides the only central listing of all known groups whose members perform free public benefit flights for patient transport and other missions of public service.

American Liver Foundation
www.liverfoundation.org
info@liverfoundation.org
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
800-465-4837
The American Liver Foundation’s mission is to facilitate, advocate, and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease.

Angel Flight
www.angelflight.com
12345 E. Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK 74128
918-749-8992
Provides free air transportation on private aircraft for needy people with healthcare problems and for healthcare agencies, organ procurement organizations, blood banks and tissue banks. No fees of any kind. Volunteers serving the public since 1983.

COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association)
www.cota.org
cota@cota.org
2501 West COTA Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
800-366-2682
Helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant (organ,bone marrow and cord blood) by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA does not charge for its services and does not take a percentage of funds raised.

Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF)
www.gatransplant.org
2201 Macy Drive
Roswell, GA 30076
770-457-3796
Provides both financial and educational assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those undergoing or waiting for a transplant throughout the entire state of Georgia.

GiveForward
www.GiveForward.com
Empowers families to create individual fundraising pages for their loved ones facing a medical crisis.

Health Insurance Marketplace
www.healthcare.gov
800-318-2596
Stay up to date on health insurance regulation and policy information and learn more about your health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF)
www.helphopelive.org
info@helphopelive.org
800-642-8399
Help Hope Live’s mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Medicare Hotline
www.medicare.gov
7500 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
For specific billing questions and questions about your claims, medical records, or expenses, log into MyMedicare.gov, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE.

National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
www.livingdonorassistance.org
2461 S. Clark Street, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22202
703-414-1600
This program provides financial assistance to those who want to donate an organ, priority is given to individuals not otherwise able to afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with living organ donation.

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
www.nosscr.org
560 Sylvan Ave, Suite 2200
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
201-567-4228
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is a specialized bar association for attorneys and advocates who represent Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplement Security Income claimants throughout the adjudicative process.

National Foundation for Transplants
www.transplants.org
info@transplants.org
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119
800-489-3863
NFT offers hope and help to transplant patients and their families by providing fundraising expertise, advocacy, promoting organ and tissue donation, and supporting innovative solutions for lifesaving treatment.

Patient Education and Advocacy

These organizations may be able to provide patient education and patient advocacy services.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
www.aasld.org
1001 North Fairfax Street
4th floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-299-9766

American Association of Kidney Patients
www.aakp.org
info@aakp.org
14440 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33613
813-636-8100

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
800-DIABETES (342-2383)

American Heart Association
www.heart.org/
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
800-242-8721

American Liver Foundation
www.liverfoundation.org
info@liverfoundation.org
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
800-465-4837

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300
Chicago, IL 60611-5885
800-621-8335

American Organ Transplant Association
www.aotaonline.org
P. O.  Box 418
Stilwell, KS  66085 
832-930-2682

American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
www.ashi-hla.org

American Society of Nephrology
www.asn-online.org
email@asn-online.org
1510 H Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
202-640-4660

American Society of Transplantation
www.myast.org/
National Office
1120 Route 73
Suite 200 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-439-9986

American Society of Transplant Surgeons
www.asts.org
2461 South Clark St., Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22202
703-414-7870

American Thoracic Society
www.thoracic.org
25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
212-315-8600

American Urological Association
www.auanet.org
aua@AUAnet.org
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
410-689-3700

Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation
www.amat1.org
10825 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 201R
Richmond, VA 23235
844-654-2628

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
www.aopo.org
8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 300
Vienna, Virginia, 22182
703-556-4242

Forum of ESRD Networks
www.esrdnetworks.org
Post Office Box 203
Birchwood, Wisconsin 54817
715-354-3735

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
www.ishlt.org
ISHLT@ishlt.org
14673 Midway Road, Suite 200
Addison, Texas 75001
972-490-9495

International Transplant Nurses Society
www.itns.org
8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 
Chicago, IL 60631 
847-375-6340

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jointcommission.org
1 Renaissance Blvd.
Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181
630-792-5800

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
www.jdrf.org
26 Broadway, 14th floor
New York, NY 10004
800-533-2873

Kidney and Urology Foundation of America
www.kidneyurology.org
104 West 40th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10018
800-633-6628

The Living Bank
www.livingbank.org
info@livingbank.org
PO Box 6725
4545 Post Oak Pl Dr #340
Houston, TX 77027
800-528-2971

National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org
nkfcares@kidney.org
30 E. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
800-622-9010

National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP)
www.natlmottep.org
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Room 4B21
Washington, DC 20060
202-865-4888

National Organization for Rare Disorders
rarediseases.org
55 Kenosia Avenue 
Danbury, CT 06810
203-744-0100

North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO)
www.natco1.org
12820 Rose Grove Dr.
Oak Hill, VA 20171
703-483-9820

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.
www.2ndwind.org
2781 Chateau Circle
Columbus, Oh 43221
614-488-1149

Transplant Recipients International Organization, Incorporated (TRIO)
www.trioweb.org
info@trioweb.org
7055 Heritage Hunt Drive, #307
Gainesville VA 20155
800-874-6386

Scholarship Programs

TRIO Scholarship Program
http://www.trioweb.org/resources/trio-scholarships.html
Each year, TRIO’s Scholarship Program gives thousands of dollars in academic grants to transplant candidates, recipients, donors or their family members. These scholarships are generously funded by several TRIO chapters, individuals and interested organizations. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward their education at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship
http://www.donors1.org/patient/resources/jessiesday/
Awards $2,500 scholarships yearly to transplant recipients under the age of 25 who are a senior in high school or enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, university, or trade/technical school, offered to students residing in the Gift of Life Donor Program (OPO) service area (Eastern half of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware).

The David Nelson Jr Memorial Fund Scholarship
http://www.donors1.org/donor/nelsonmemorialfund/
This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a donor family’s children living in the Gift of Life Donor Program region (Southern NJ, Delaware, and southeastern Pennsylvania) and is available for private/parochial high school in addition to college, university, trade school.

Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship
http://www.izziesgifts.org/scholarships.php
This scholarship awards an individual or family member of someone directly impacted by organ donation, including transplant candidates, recipients and donor family members.

The Marcena Lozano Memorial Scholarship Fund
http://marcenasmiracles.com/scholarship.html
In memory of their daughter, Marcena, the Lozanos offer several $1,000-$3,000 undergraduate scholarships with preference to candidates in western New York state but awarded to students all across the country.

Legacy of Life Scholarship
http://www.beadonor.org/community-outreach/scholarship-information
The Washington Regional Transplant Center (WRTC) awards $14,000 in scholarship to high school seniors in their jurisdiction of Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Fauquier counties and cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park); Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Charles counties). Endowed by the Leslie Ebert Memorial Fund.

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) Scholarship
https://www.kidneyurology.org/Patient_Resources/scholarships.php
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America offers a scholarship and awards program for kidney and urology patients. One of only a few such initiatives in the country, the program is designed to stimulate education and allow individuals to live productively with renal and urologic disease.

The Betty Montoya Gift of Life Scholarship
http://otapnm.com/scholarship
This award honors former APS teacher and kidney transplant recipient Betty Montoya with two $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from a New Mexico high school.

Georgia Transplant Foundation
https://www.gatransplant.org/-support-programs/academic-scholarships
The Georgia Transplant Foundation awards seven scholarships to residents of Georgia attending college.

Michael Corea Scholarship
https://www.triocleveland.org/
This scholarship, offered by TRIO Greater Cleveland Chapter, is awarded to a deserving transplant candidate, recipient or living donor who a resident of Ohio.

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