Financial Assistance for Transplants
Each day, an average of 75 Americans receive organ transplants. That’s a huge number of people who are facing a huge stack of medical bills. Organ transplants are expensive, and the majority of transplant recipients will need financial assistance for transplants, especially if they don’t have medical insurance.
To get an idea of how much a transplant costs, lets break down some of the main costs throughout the process.
Medical expenses can include:
- Preliminary testing and evaluations strain your wallet even before the transplant surgery is scheduled in some cases.
- The surgery itself can cost up to $100,000 depending on which organ is being transplanted.
- Post-operative immunosuppressant drugs ensure a patient’s body doesn’t reject the new organ, and can run up to $2,500 a month for the rest of a patient’s life.
Non-medical costs can include:
- Transportation costs to get to and from the transplant center—including all those pre-operative evaluation appointments—add up quickly.
- Childcare is an additional cost that transplant recipients must bear if they’re also raising children during their illness.
- Transplant recipients whose jobs don’t pay them for leave during their illness will have to make up for those lost wages.
The total cost can exceed $1 million in some cases, which means that patients commonly rely on multiple sources to pay off the medical and non-medical costs associated with transplant care. Providing financial assistance for transplants can help a loved one who is struggling to pay off the hefty expenses associated with the procedure.
Starting an online fundraiser for your loved one who is struggling to pay off an organ transplant can be the best way to show your support, both emotionally and financially. And it only takes a few clicks to show someone you care!
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