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LLS Financial Assistance Programs

This resource was originally published on Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here.

Applying for health insurance or filing health insurance claims can be a full-time job and extremely overwhelming to patients, their caregivers and families. There are many excellent guides and tools available to help in working through these challenges and determining which resources are available to them. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the following financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer.

For a summary of all LLS Patient Financial Assistance Programs, click here.

Co-Pay Assistance Program

LLS’s Co-Pay Assistance Program offers financial support toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program. Access the Copayment Assistance Resource Guide for Blood Cancer Patients for additional co-pay assistance resources.

Patient Financial Assistance Programs

Patient Aid Program

The LLS Patient Aid Program provides financial assistance to blood cancer patients in active treatment. Eligible patients will receive a $100 stipend.

Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program
LLS’s Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program is available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need, who may qualify to receive financial assistance for approved expenses which include: ground transportation, air travel, and lodging related expenses.

Urgent Need Program
LLS’s Urgent Need Program, established in partnership with Moppie’s Love, is available to help pediatric and young adult blood cancer patients, or adult blood cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials, who are in acute financial need. The program provides eligible patients with assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service, and acute dental work related to treatment.

Other Financial Aid
For information about other financial aid, click here.

Financial Assistance: Filling in the gaps

This blog was originally published on Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation here.

Lifeline Fund

The Lifeline Fund provides support to patients who often lack the financial resources necessary to afford the often overlooked living and ancillary expenses that can present considerable financial obstacles—or prohibit the transplant altogether. Funding from the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation’s Lifeline Fund helps to cover the myriad costs associated with transplants, such as donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow harvesting, medications, home and childcare services, medical equipment, transportation, cord blood banking, housing, 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.

Open Homes Medical Stays

Our partnership with Airbnb’s Open Homes Medical Stays program provides free temporary accommodations to patients diagnosed with any form of cancer or undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, as well as housing for their caregivers, family members, and donors.

One-to-One Funds

A One-to-One Fund is a personal fund created for a specific patient. It is a simple and effective way for a patient’s family, friends, and community to raise money on a patient’s behalf with all money raised going directly to their benefit. All donations are tax-deductible. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation administers and maintains the fund, and can offer support with fundraising ideas.

Scholarship Grants

Scholarship Grants help make educational aspirations a reality for bone marrow, stem cell and cord blood transplant survivors. Transplants affect all aspects of life and often prohibit the pursuit of educational opportunities. To address this, the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation offers survivors support towards an academic future so their hopes and dreams remain intact. Scholarship Grants support students of all ages as they pursue their educational goals.