PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The American Transplant Foundation is proud to be able to provide real help to real families when they need it the most. We go beyond awareness by providing emotional and financial support to patients and their families.


We help living donors to cover essential living expenses (i.e rent/mortgage) due to lost wages during recovery after surgery so they can heal without facing financial troubles.

For transplant recipients, we help patients to keep the organ that keeps them alive by providing assistance to cover delinquent insurance premiums to prevent loss of insurance coverage, medication co-payments during insurance gap periods, and/or changes to insurance provider. NEW: As of April 24th, we are offering Emergency Grants – please read the guidelines below.


To date, we've provided over $848,000 to the most financially vulnerable living donors and transplant recipients nationwide, and worked with over 80 transplant centers. Please see below for all the details. 

This is only possible because of our generous financial donors. Thank you all for entrusting us to support the transplant community.

Program Overview

Please read the program information and general guidelines before applying.

Frequently Asked Questions


Emergency assistance for transplant recipients

Transplant Recipient Emergency Assistance Guidelines & Application


Medication and insurance assistance for transplant recipients

Transplant Recipient General Guidelines & Application

PDF Application Guides: NOTE - Please review all guidelines before submitting the application


living donors assistance with lost wages

Living Organ Donor Guidelines & Application

PDF Application Guides: NOTE - Please review all guidelines before submitting the application. Applications for living donors must be submitted at least 2-3 weeks before scheduled surgery date. Applications that are submitted after this time frame will not be considered. 


A special thank you to our Gold Level Patient Assistance Fund Sponsor, The New York Presbyterian Hospital

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You can make a donation to this program in honor or in memory of someone here

For more information, please email us here.