On the line: Insurance help needed
You have just graduated and are starting your new career, when you are diagnosed with leukemia. The effects of your illness cause you to lose your job, and along with it, your health insurance. Fortunately, your medical team is confident that a bone marrow transplant will successfully treat your condition and get you back to work. Unfortunately, your sister’s $1,000 monthly paycheck (the only income for the two of you) is not able to cover the $440 per month needed to extend your health insurance, and you need three months of insurance to complete the transplant process.
What do you do?
This is the situation for one of the many applicants seeking financial assistance from The Bone Marrow Foundation’s Patient Aid Program. Essentially, $1,320 could mean the difference between this patient having a life-saving transplant or not. Through its financial assistance programs, The Bone Marrow Foundation attempts to alleviate some of the stress bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families feel due to the financial burdens of treatment and ancillary expenses. The Foundation tries to help as many applicants as possible, but the requests far exceed the budget and there are still many more patients who need funding. Learn how you can help the Foundation assist more patients and families by clicking here.