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The Patient Assistance Program is designed for the most vulnerable patients with significant financial hardship.

Referrals and requests for funding may only be made through social workers and transplant coordinators. Individuals seeking assistance should contact their assigned social worker at their personal transplant center for details.


  Patient Assistance Program: Testimonies from Patients

Testimonies from Social Workers



Patient Assistance Program – Quick Links:

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How your donation makes a difference

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How ATF Helps – Video on PAP

PAP Funding Guidelines


American Transplant Foundation’s Patient Assistance Program is designed to provide lifesaving monetary assistance for the most vulnerable patients with significant financial hardship. By offering grants to living donors and transplant recipients, the Foundation aims to help those who need it most.   Our goal is to provide support so they won’t be in a financial trouble after giving the Gift of Life.


By working closely with transplant centers, the Foundation takes case referrals and requests and, based upon funds availability and patient eligibility, will provide assistance to those most in need. This is the only program of its kind that is available nationwide that provides emergency financial assistance grants to transplant recipients and living organ donors, regardless of their legal status.


The Patient Assistance Program is funded entirely with individual donations. Many of our volunteers go the “extra mile” to raise funds, and it is our responsibility to ensure that we help those families who need it the most.


Grants are one-time, up to $500 for transplant recipients and up to $1,000 for living donors, and are awarded to patients in two categories:

  1. Helping transplant recipients pay for anti-rejection medications taken to prevent organ rejection.
  2. Supporting living donors with financial assistance during their recovery period, thus eliminating barriers faced by those who wish to give the Gift of Life. (Grant requests must be received prior to donation and, if approved, will be funded on the day of the surgery.)


The PAP is funded exclusively through donations and funds raised by the Transplant Leadership Council (TLC). Members of the TLC review all grant applications.


You can make a donation in honor or in memory of someone here.


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Through its Patient Assistance Program, ATF supports patients in 45 states with a specific focus on Colorado.



Here are tools for social workers to help guide through the application process. These forms will not be accepted as official applications; all applications must be submitted online.


PAP application Help for Living Donors

PAP application Help for Transplant Recipients