Funding and Prescription Assistance

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Funding Assistance

This section includes information on funding sources for costs associated with chronic illness and/or lengthy hospitalizations. There are several organizations which fundraise specifically for children receiving transplants to cover the related costs and some organizations are disease/disorder specific. 

American Kidney Fund
Provides financial assistance, education, research and programs for patients with kidney disease

American Organ Transplant Association
Provides help with fundraising for transplantation costs

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, MA
Massachusetts state program under Division for Special Health Needs at DPH providing financial assistance to MA families who have excessive expenses related to a child's (under 18) medical needs; can apply online

Children's Liver Association for Support Services
Organization dedicated to serving the emotional, educational, and financial needs of families coping with childhood liver disease and transplantation

Children's Organ Transplant Association
Provides help with fundraising for transplantation costs

Make a Wish Foundation
Grants wishes of children with life-threatening illness

National Transplant Assistance Fund
Provides help with fundraising for transplantation costs

Prescription Assistance

This section includes information about medications and free and low cost prescription programs.

Helps find prescription assistance programs for which patient may be eligible from list of member drug companies

Mass Medline
866-633-1617, toll-free prescription information and referrals for Massachusetts residents

The Medicine Program
Assists patients who may qualify to enroll in one or more patient assistance programs to obtain free medicine

Information on the programs many drug companies have that give away free prescription medications to people who have no insurance and qualify for their programs

Comprehensive information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view-click on link for psychiatric medications for descriptions

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