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Financial Assistance Programs

These resources were originally published by Myeloma Crowd here.

Financial Resources

Before starting treatment, patients and their caregivers should meet with the financial counselor at the facility where they will be treated. Each hospital will have its own financial counselor within each specific clinic (like the myeloma clinic or myeloma/lymphoma clinic). The counselor will help determine coverage and estimate out of pocket costs. There may be restrictions on treatment options covered by Medicare and Medicaid. After you have met with the counselor, the resources below can help bridge financial gaps.

Myeloma advocate and financial planner Diahanna Valentine helped compile this list of helpful financial resources. To contact Diahanna for professional assistance, email her at dtvallentine@gmail.com

Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs

Amgen Assist 360  (1-800-28-AMGEN) (Kyprolis, Xgeva, Neupogen, Neulasta)

BMS Access Support (1-800-861-0048) (Empliciti)

Celgene Patient Support (1-800-931-8691, EXT 4077(Revlimid, Pomalyst, Thalomid)

Genentech  (1-888-941-3331) (Venclexta)

(800-609-1083) (Doxil, Darzalex)

Novartis Patient Assistance (1-800-245-5356) (Farydak, Zometa)

Takeda Oncology (1-844-817-6468) (Ninlaro, Velcade)

Other Patient Assistance Programs

Be The Match (Post-transplant financial assistance)

CancerCare

CephalonCares Foundation

HealthWell Foundation

Help with Paying Bills

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Co-pay Assistance Program

Patient Financial Aid

The Max Foundation

National Cancer Institute

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NeedyMeds

Patient Access Network Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Basic Living Expenses

American Childhood Cancer Organization

American Life Fund
The Bone Marrow Foundation

The CHAIN Fund Inc

Child Care Expenses

Family Reach Foundation

The Bone Marrow Foundation

CancerCare

Equipment /Supplies Expenses

American Kidney Fund

CancerCare

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Stupid Cancer

Government Assistance

Benefits.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Eligibility.com (Medicare Resources)

Legal Services Corporation

Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Resource Center

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Home Health Care Assistance

AVON Foundation for Women

The Bone Marrow Foundation

CancerCare

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund

Stupid Cancer

Housing During Treatment

American Cancer Society (Hope Lodges)

The Bone Marrow Foundation

Healthcare Hospitality Network Inc

Hospitality Homes

Joe’s House

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Insurance Premium Expenses

American Kidney Fund (dialysis patients)

American Life Fund

The Bone Marrow Foundation

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

The CHAIN Fund Inc

Fifth Season Financial Assistance

HealthWell Foundation (diagnosis-specific)

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

Patient Services, Inc

Stupid Cancer

Legal Issues

American Bar Association

Cancer and Careers

Cancer Legal Resource Center

LawHelp.org

Legal Services Corporation

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

National Health Law Program(links to assistance programs)

Patient Advocate Foundation

Social Security Disability Resource Center

Medical Care Expenses

American Life Fund

Be the Match

The Bone Marrow Foundation

CancerCare

Cancer Warrior, Inc

Fifth Season Financial Assistance

Foundation for Health Coverage Education

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Patient Access Network Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation

Post Treatment Financial Needs

Be The Match

Stupid Cancer

Prescription Expenses

The Bone Marrow Foundation

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

The CHAIN Fund Inc

Foundation for Health Coverage Education

GoodDays

HealthWell Foundation

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Needy Meds

Patient Access Network Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

RxAssist

RxHope

RxOutreach

Together Rx Access

Transportation and Travel Resources

Angel Flight

Air Charity Network

American Cancer Society (Road to Recovery)

Angel Airline Samaritans

Angel Airlines for Cancer Patientsrg

Angel Flight Central

CancerCare

Chai Lifeline

Corporate Angel Network

Family Reach Foundation

Lifeline Pilots

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Mercy Medical Angels

National Patient Travel Center

Veterans Airlife Command

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.