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98 Financial and travel assistance


This article is from the Organ Transplant FAQ, by mike_holloway@hotmail.com (Michael Holloway) with numerous contributions by others.

98 Financial and travel assistance

Air Care Alliance
(Thanks to Marion Leska for pointing this one out.)
The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide association of humanitarian flying
organizations dedicated to community service. Using their own time and
general aviation aircraft, pilot members of these organizations help
hundreds of people each month. ACA members help needy patients travel to
facilities where they are able to receive medical attention they would
otherwise do without.
There is an Air Care Alliance member near you. Call the AIR CARE ALLIANCE
Hotline: 1-800-296-1217

AirLifeLine is a non-profit charitable organization of private
pilots nationwide who donate their time, aircraft, and fuel to fly
medical missions. To be considered for an AirLifeLine flight,
patients must be ambulatory and medically stable to fly, as
determined by a doctor. Also, they must be unable to afford a
commercial flight. This can be verified by a social worker, a
referring physician, or organization. If you'd like more
information, have your social worker or doctor call AirLifeLine at
If you'd like to make a contribution to AirLifeLine or know a pilot
who is interested in flying missions, call Air Life Line or write:
AirLifeLine, 1716 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

From Dale Ester <dalee@enet.net>:
(State funded Medically Indigent / Medically Needy Healthcare Insurance)
Hours are 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday thru Friday.
The main switchboard phone number is 602-417-4000
If calling on a rotary phone or need Spanish translation, call (602)
Certain restrictions apply - call for info.

Baby Formula & Medical Supplies Network
This program has helped many families throughout the U.S. to provide
adequate nutrition for their children with liver disease.
Administered through BALT. See Biliary Atresia & Liver Transplant Network
Part 2, section II.

Individual Fund-Raising Program.
Help is available for planning a campaign, and managing the donations to
insure full availability to you and full tax credit to those
who donate. For information about this program call

Children's Liver Association for Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.)
26444 Emerald Dove Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
toll-free: 1-877-679-8256
(661) 255-0353
e-mail: SupportSrv@aol.com
Dedicated to addressing the emotional, educational and financial needs of
families with children afflicted with liver disease. C.L.A.S.S. offers
the Direct Family Support program for "last resort" financial assistance
for the families of pediatric liver patients. Types of financial needs
might include a parent's food allowance while their child is hospitalized,
lifeline telephone service for a child awaiting transplant, or
transportation expenses for a clinic visit. Recipients are typically
referred by a hospital social worker. We invite social workers and families
to contact us for more information about the Direct Family Support program.
C.L.A.S.S. is a qualified tax-exempt nonprofit organization under the
Internal Revenue Code
as described in section 501(c)(3).

PediaHope acts as an advocate in behalf of families with children in
catastrophic medical situations. PediaHope's mission is to intercede with
hospitals, physicians and insurers to resolve funding issues. The focus
of PediaHope is to remove barriers keeping children from receiving
urgent medical care. This includes placement on organ and bone marrow
transplant lists, cancer treatment, reconstructive surgery and other
major medical procedures.
Krasi Henkel, director, pediahope@juno.com
phone:(703) 757-HOPE fax: (304)728-0317


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