About The Bone Marrow Foundation
Approximately 50,000 blood and marrow transplants are performed worldwide each year to treat children and adults with over 70 illnesses. A bone marrow, stem cell, or cord blood transplant is an overwhelming experience – physically, emotionally, logistically, and financially – both for the patients and for their families. The Bone Marrow Foundation supports patients, their families, and caregivers every step of the way because no transplant patient should ever feel alone.
The Bone Marrow Foundation was founded in 1992 with a single vital goal: to improve the quality of life for children and adults who are undergoing transplantation as a life saving treatment for leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia, severe combined immunodeficiency, neuroblastoma, and many other cancers and genetic disorders. The foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range. All of the foundation’s services are offered free to patients and their families.
The Bone Marrow Foundation relies on private donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations and on the guidance of a medical advisory board of nationally recognized medical professionals in order to provide financial aid, education, and support services to patients who will undergo these lifesaving treatments.
- Patient Aid Program provides vital financial assistance for donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow or stem cell collection, cord blood banking, medications, medical equipment, home and child care services, housing, transportation, and other patient needs.
- One-to-One Funds assists patients and their families by creating a personal fund at the Foundation through which the patient’s community, family, and friends can raise money for the patient’s transplant expenses and all donations will benefit the patient.
- Lifeline Project allows Foundation’s supporters to provide direct assistance to a transplant patient in need by designating their gift to a specific patient.
- SupportLine unites patients and families with post-transplant patients who have gone through the transplant experience.
- Ask the Expert enables confidential communication with members of the medical advisory board so patients and families can get the answers they need.
- Foundation published medical and educational handbooks assist patients and their families in obtaining information and resources regarding the transplant procedure and all aspects of follow-up care.
- Support Group staffed by a clinical social worker and nurse clinician provides bone marrow transplant patients and their family members with a monthly group setting to share experiences and draw support from others.
The Bone Marrow 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.
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