Monday, December 14, 2009

Aid Program for Lung Transplant Recipients

Some info on a financial aid program set up to help people who are having to receive a lung transplant. The program is through the Boomer Esiason Foundation

From The Boomer Esiason Foundation's Website: Link

BEF Lung Transplant Grant Program

While the cost of transplantation is typically covered by most insurance companies, travel and relocation costs are typically absorbed by the patient’s families. The BEF Lung Transplant Grants Program is designed to help families cover the expenses that are not covered by their insurance.

Possible expenses to the recipient and family include, but are not limited to: Patient and family transportation costs for evaluation, surgery, and clinic visits after transplant; and housing, food, and living expenses associated with relocation to the transplant site.

Candidate Evaluation:
Applicants need to provide a letter from a social worker stating their needs as well as a detailed cost breakdown from the family specifying where the funds would be allocated. All grant requests are reviewed by a committee that includes: Jerry Cahill, Volunteer Director of Education and Team Boomer; Dave Rimington, President; and Boomer Esiason, Chairman. Grant recipients are required to provide a copy of official receipts to the Foundation for all expenses that are covered by the grant. All donations made by BEF are made to the CF clinics directly, which closely monitor the grant recipients’ expenses.

Call 646-292-7937 if you have question about the program or would like to make a donation.
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