On the line: Eligibility criteria
The Bone Marrow Foundation was founded with one goal: to improve the lives of bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families. One of the ways the Foundation tries to do this is by helping ease the burden of some of the additional expenses related to transplant, such as housing, transportation, childcare, co-pays, and donor searches. The Foundation does not restrict its financial assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant, or age range, which makes these programs vital resources for many patients who do not meet other organizations’ eligibility criteria.
While advocating on behalf of a young mother in need, one social worker recently wrote:
“Furthermore, since she has fanconi anemia and MDS, most of the cancer organizations that usually offer help are not willing to do so, since these are not considered “cancers,” yet the treatment (chemo and stem cell transplant) is the same.”
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies 100% on private contributions from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. To learn how you can make a gift to support transplant patients and their families, click here.