Once you've gotten your lifesaving transplant there are sure to be bills that come due. The medical bills can be as stressful as waiting for your gift of life. There are many wonderful organizations dedicated to helping with that debt. We encourage you to call one of the many wonderful supports below.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is the nation’s leading 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing fundraising assistance and support to families across the country who are facing life-saving transplants. COTA’s unwavering commitment is, and has always been, to serve transplant families for a lifetime -- just as we have been doing for nearly 35 years. COTA’s services and guidance are provided at no charge to transplant families. 100% of each contribution, which total more than $125 million in our history, made to COTA in honor of patients helps meet transplant-related expenses, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. COTA offers a streamlined online submission process for families as well as electronic funds transfer for allocations. COTA funds can be used for transplant-related expenses that include lodging, transportation, living donor expenses, household expenses, prescription medications, insurance premiums and much more. We are fully confident of our ability to support our families through good days, challenging inpatient stays and turbulent times. If you would like to learn more about COTA’s peace-of-mind promise, please call 800.366.2682 or go to Get Started with COTA Today. Even with all of the uncertainties transplant families face, COTA families can rest assured that we stand fully capable and ready to provide assistance and support. Everyone at COTA is ready to help whenever you need us!
HELP HOPE LIVE
We are thrilled to feature our friends at Help Hope Live this month. Transplant Outreach Representative, Katherine Lacouture, was very helpful in explaining how their organization provides help to pediatric transplant families before and after transplant. Their mission is to help ease the financial burden of a medical crisis, provide hope at a time of overwhelming need, and support patients and families to LIVE life as fully as possible.
Help Hope Live is dedicated to helping both our transplant families and our families that have started the listing process but may have been denied and are in a palliative course of treatment. They do this with the support of a Client Services Coordinator, the written support of your medical team, and your community to help fundraise.
Benefits include everything from insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays to home health care, dental services, and even service dogs.
We encourage you to check in with our friends at Help Hope Live today or by calling 800-642-8399 to see for yourself the many ways they can help.
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR TRANSPLANTS
As a transplant patient, you are part of a community — more than 4,000 patients strong — that relies on National Foundation for Transplants every year to give support in covering the high cost of organ transplantation. Like each of your fellow patients, you will be provided with an NFT Fundraising Consultant. Your consultant will assist you in connecting with other community resources and organizing fundraising campaigns to meet your transplant needs. When we say we are here for you, we mean it.
Your Fundraising Consultant will help assess your financial needs, the expenses you will likely face and work with you on funding expenses for the following:
✓ Hospital bills and co-pays
✓ Pharmacy costs
✓ Insurance premiums
✓ Patient and caregiver travel, food and lodging
✓ Lost wages for Living Donor
✓ Post-transplant medical expenses for Living Donors
✓ Living Donor travel assistance
Please call us today 800.489.3863 or email us .