Having trouble making ends meet? Have your social worker or transplant coordinator apply for financial assistance today (lost wages due to organ donation, prevention of insurance loss, and access to medication during insurance gap-periods for recipients). 

The American Transplant Foundation’s Patient Assistance Program provides financial grants to financially vulnerable living donors and transplant recipients.

For living donors, assistance helps cover essential living expenses due to lost wages during recovery from organ transplant surgery. For transplant recipients, assistance helps provide one-time, emergency funds to cover insurance premiums, medication co-payments, and direct pharmacy costs.

Last year, the Patient Assistance Program helped 235 living organ donors and transplant recipients in 48 states with $154,309 in direct assistance. We worked with over 80 transplant centers to provide lifesaving funds to those in need.

Our program is designed to provide lifesaving monetary assistance for the most vulnerable patients with significant financial hardship. Our goal is to provide support so they won’t be in a financial trouble after giving the Gift of Life. 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. All financial grant decisions are made by our Transplant Leadership Council (TLC) members. 

We do not receive any government funding and rely on generous individuals to provide lifesaving donations that benefit patients in need. 

Patient assistance program General Guidelines

Please read these guidelines closely before applying


Please read these guidelines closely before applying

PDF Application Guides:

Program Updates: Please read before applying

Paperwork Requirements

We care deeply that these funds remain available to patients in need throughout the end of the year and have issued this short-term limit in order to avoid a situation where we can no longer accept applications. If you or someone you know can support the Patient Assistance Program to help ensure patients receive this emergency aid, please contact us or donate here.

If you are a social worker who believes your transplant center may be interested in sponsoring this much needed program in 2018 to ensure its survival, please contact our Executive Director, Anastasia Henry.

Transplant Recipient Application guidelines

Please read these guidelines closely before applying

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


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

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