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Coping skills and support for teens and young adults living with cancer.
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Dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research, raising awareness and supporting families. Childhood cancer data, SuperSibs! Program.
Travel For Care program helps to offset travel expenses (travel and lodging) for families who must travel to receive potentially lifesaving treatment for a child.
Provides support for the families of children with cancer, through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs, and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness, and education.
Disease and treatment information. Information on how to manage insurance, financial and legal issues, as well as patient/caregiver support, lodging (Hope Lodge) and transportation. Volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from medical appointments.
Educational programs and resources for patients, their caregivers and families before, during and after transplant. Patient services coordinators provide one-on-one professional guidance and support. Annual transplant center directory, financial tools and resources. Disease information regarding GVHD including prevention, signs, symptoms, and recovery. Email: email@example.com
Additional Toll Free Phone: (800) 627-7692 for Be The Match registry; learn how to join the bone marrow registry or host a donor drive. For information on public cord blood donation and cord banks, please visit www.bethematch.org/cordblood
Local Number: (847) 433-3313
Patient-friendly books on transplant and graft-versus-host disease. Annual survivorship symposium and webinar on issue of interest to transplant patients. Peer support program.
Local Phone: (212) 838-3029
Provides financial assistance, educational information and support programs. Financial assistance in the form of Lifeline Fund providing living and ancillary expenses; One-to-One Funds to support a specific patient and Scholarship Grants for educational purposes of bone marrow stem cell and cord blood transplant survivors. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (800) 878-9184
Support for cancer patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment with assistance to meet daily needs. It provides home health care service, co-payments, temporary housing and other temporary bills like rent, mortgage payments, insurance and food.
A coalition of financial assistance organizations, CFAC is a group of organizations that offer an interactive database to search financial or practical help by diagnosis, location and need.
Unable to respond to individual requests for financial assistance, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance.
Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
Local number: (571) 483-1780
Cancer.Net is a patient information website that brings the expertise and resources of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them.
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of chemotherapy and targeted treatments for treating cancer.
Local number: (212) 712-8080
Support services for cancer patients and survivors including peer support. Additionally, there are support groups and information for caregivers. Limited financial assistance available for eligible individuals for treatment-related costs such as transportation, home and child care and co-payment assistance for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Site includes an online, searchable database of financial and practical assistance for cancer patients.
Local Phone: (717) 688-7940
Toys and games for children, camp scholarships for children in remission and Helping Hands Fund which provides emergency bridge payments to utility companies and landlords.
Only for residents of the State of Michigan, this organization provides disease information and resources, emotional support, holiday toys and holiday meal assistance. Patient Reimbursement Fund to help cover the cost of prescriptions and transportation. A Special Needs Grant (one-time only) for unexpected life expenses such as car repairs, utility bills.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) exists to assist children and young adults who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant by offering fund-raising assistance and a Transplant Expense Estimator.
Consumer Affairs’ cord blood banking video provides information for expectant parents on how the cord blood collection process actually works.
Elephants and Tea is a media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers experience relief through self-expression, inspiring others during their cancer journey and connecting people with supportive organizations across the nation. We have the only magazine written for and by AYA cancer patients, survivors and caregivers telling their story in their own words.
Boston Phone: (857) 233-2764. Provides a Financial Handbook for educational purposes and a Financial Navigator to work alongside patients and their oncology team. Grants for patients in active treatment covering everyday needs such as mortgage, rent, car payments, insurance, utilities, transportation to treatment center, lodging, daycare, homecare and palliative care
Group Loop is a safe place for teens with cancer and their parents to build an online community to find support, education and hope when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is sponsored by Cancer Support Community.
A nationwide professional association of nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved-ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home community.
Helps the underinsured afford critical medical treatment by providing assistance with co-pays, premiums, deductibles, out of pocket expenses.
This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for young adult cancer patients, survivors
and their caregivers to share humorous and poignant stories about cancer and to get the needed support during this tough, unique journey. They also provide care packages to those going through cancer treatment to brighten their days during a tough time.
Local Phone: (410) 321-6647
Helps patients and medical community gain a broader understanding of primary immunodeficiency diseases through education and outreach efforts.
Funding research for all blood cancers. Financial assistance for Illinois Residents or those within a 100-mile radius of Chicago, for treatment-related expenses not covered by medical insurance that may include doctor visits, co-pays, deductibles, hospital care, laboratory work and prescription expenses for transplant recipients.
Information and funding research for lymphoma. Provides limited financial assistance for qualified expenses related to lymphoma treatment such as medical bills, transportation costs and lodging. Clinical trial information service.
Discussion forums for people affected by bone marrow failure diseases. Patients and their families, friends, and caregivers assist and support each other through discussion and sharing. The diseases are rare, but the patients and those who care about them are not alone!
MAT is a free-to-use search engine that focuses its searches on patient assistance resources available to eligible patients. Building upon the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), MAT gives patients, loved ones and health care providers a single point of access to hundreds of public and private assistance programs, as well as connecting them with more transparent information about the cost of medicine.
Local number: (248) 358-1886
Supporting and informing people about their cancer diagnosis and the transplant process through personalized support is at the core of the mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link.
Since 1992, the LINK has been linking and caring, providing a number of services and resources designed to meet the needs of the patient and caregiver community while partnering with healthcare professionals globally.
Offering webinars and telephone series regarding GVHD. Programs offer education with available time for questions and answers from a renowned medical specialist. Previous recordings available on the LINK website.
Cancer information services for patients and caregivers regarding cancer, treatment, clinical trials and transplant. NCI cancer blog.
For information on cancer clinical trials, please visit www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials
An important resource for people living with chronic GVHD is the National Cancer Institute’s chronic GVHD clinical trial program. Patients between the ages of 1 to 75 can schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation of their GVHD. The medical evaluation is free of charge and takes place in Bethesda, Maryland. The program is part of a clinical trial designed to gather a national database of information about chronic GVHD so that better treatments can be developed. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
NCCN is a not- for-profit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers. NCCN develops resources that aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer.
Email inquiries: email@example.com
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute conducts world-class research through ongoing clinial trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. NHLBI conducts clinical trials for a number of blood diseases and disorders which may include Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD), AML/CLL/SLL leukemias, lymphocytosis and lymphomas, severe aplastic anemia, Fanconi anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, telomere related diseases, bone marrow failure syndromes, and hematologic malignancies. To learn more about current clinical trials conducted by NHLBI, please call or email the Office of Patient Recruitment at the contact above.
The NIH is comprised of 27 Institutes/Centers and each facility offers access to their own FREE clinical trial. Covered expenses such as travel and lodging will vary by the specific clinical trial. For more information, call this telephone number and choose the option for patient recruitment.
Local Phone: (203) 744-0100
Information on rare diseases including GVHD. Patient financial assistance with medication, insurance premiums and co-pays, diagnostic testing and travel for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists. This website provides links to Medication Assistance Resources, Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care, Cancer Financial Support, Travel and Recreation and School / Employment Resources. Note: GVHD is classified as a rare disease.
Information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically related transportation including commercial airline transportation, ground transportation, and volunteer pilot flights.
Arbitration, mediation and negotiation regarding issues of care, medical debt and job retention. Co-pay relief and small financial grant program. Scholarship program for undergraduate or graduate studies for legal residents of the United States and have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic or life-threatening debilitating disease as a child or young adult.
Financial resource for qualified patients with specific rare chronic diseases including premium and co-payment assistance, Medicare Part D co-insurance, infusion and nursing services and travel assistance to/from a treatment center.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals.
Patient Aid Program provides payments to blood cancer patients in active treatment to ground transportation, air travel, lodging related expenses and co-pay assistance. The Urgent Need Program helps blood cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials with assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, telephone service and acute dental work related to treatment. Nurse navigators assist patients and caregivers find clinical trials.
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. Provides travel costs associated with children’s cancer treatment and other living expenses while child is hospitalized for an extended time.
Together is a free website for anyone affected by childhood cancer, no matter where the patient receives treatment. Powered by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, families will find trusted information, practical resources, and shared stories.
Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies around the world. When searching this site for clinical trials relating to GVHD, imperative to include “chronic” GVHD.
(800) 411-1222 Office of Patient Recruitment
The Ulman Foundation addresses areas of cancer support, advocacy, and education specific to young adults dealing with cancer. The Comprehensive Support Program for Young Adults Affected by Cancer (CSP) offers a support network that addresses the unique needs of this population, including college scholarships, networking groups, and a survival guidebook.
Provides cancer information, communication and advocates for cancer patients internationally. The grant program will assist those facing a significant financial hardship due to the diagnosis of a chronic condition such as cancer.