About The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation

The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer and transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, comprehensive resources, educational information, physician referrals, and emotional support programs.

Guided by a medical advisory board of nationally-recognized cancer specialists and working with hospitals across the United States, the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range. For the past 27 years, the Foundation has connected patients and their families with the services they need—from diagnosis through survivorship—to make effective decisions about treatment and its aftermath. All of the Foundation’s programs and services are offered to patients and their families free of charge. Our programs include:

  • Lifeline Fund provides financial support for transplant patients to help cover the costs of donor searches, medications, home and child care services, medical equipment, transportation, cord blood banking, housing costs and other expenses associated with the transplant. Health insurance often does not cover these vital support services, and many patients cannot afford them on their own.
  • Airbnb Open Homes Medical Stays offers free temporary housing for cancer and transplant patients and their caregivers. The program relieves a tremendous burden for patients and families who must travel for life-saving treatment, thereby allowing them to go to the best cancer centers and focus on their recovery.
  • One-to-One Funds enable patients to reach out to family, friends, and social networks for financial support. A One-to-One Fund can be created in minutes and promoted through social media or by more traditional means. All contributions to One-to-One Funds are tax-deductible and do not affect a patient’s medical insurance or benefits.
  • Scholarship Grants help make educational aspirations a reality for bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant survivors. Grants help cover tuition fees, academic supplies, and educational homebound equipment. Grants are available to students who have received a transplant and are enrolled in either a full-time or part-time educational program.
  • Clinical Care Counseling provides confidential individual and family supportive counseling, financial guidance and resource referrals for cancer, transplant patients, and family members. . Counselors are available in person or by telephone to help patients, family members and caregivers navigate all stages of the transplant or cancer journey.
  • Ask the Expert enables individuals to anonymously pose questions concerning transplantation and to have them answered by transplant specialists.
  • Supportline links transplant patients and their families with volunteers who have gone through the transplant experience.
  • Support Groups provide patients, families and caregivers the opportunity to share experiences and draw support from one another as they continue to navigate their cancer or transplant journey. Facilitated by a Clinical Oncology Social Worker/Therapist and an Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, each of our separate groups provides patients, families, caregivers and those experiencing grief and mourning a place to come together with professional guidance.
  • Medical & Educational Handbooks provide comprehensive transplant information and resources to assist patients, family members and caregivers.

The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation is a qualified organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, please visit www.bonemarrow.org or contact us.

The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation works to ensure that the information provided is accurate, timely and useful. However, the information contained on the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation blog should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, its affiliates and agents, and any other party involved in the preparation or publication of this blog are not responsible for errors or omissions related to the information contained on this blog or for any actions taken resulting from the use of such information. By providing links to other web sites, the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation does not endorse those organizations nor does it certify the accuracy or completeness of information provided on those sites. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation encourages you to direct any questions you have concerning your personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.


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