SOCIAL WORKER TESTIMONIALS

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Thank you for the information about the process. This was my first time to help someone with a grant request.


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BETH - TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, CLEVELAND CLINIC


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I can't express how grateful [my patient] and her family were when they heard you would be able to provide your grant to her.  


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MARY - TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER


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I would like to write to tell you how appreciative I am of the help I received from your organization for one of my patients.


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MICKY - LUNG TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HEALTH


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Thank you so much for all of your work with our donors.  The assistance you provided often helps alleviate the financial stressors they experience during their surgery and recovery period.


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MONICA - DONOR ADVOCATE, MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL 


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The American Transplant Foundation was extremely helpful in assisting my patient with payment for a premium which had prohibited him from accessing his immunosuppression medications.


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LAURA - RENAL TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER


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Over the years, I've had many potential living donors ask if there was any assistance with their routine monthly expenses while they recuperate.  I've always had to be the bearer of bad news and tell them, "no."


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KATIE - SOCIAL WORKER, BAYSTATE HEALTH


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When my patient, Patrick, received his heart transplant last year he had coverage for his immune suppression medications, but no other drug coverage through his Medicare Advantage plan.


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BRITTANY- SOCIAL WORKER, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER


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Teresa became a living kidney donor for her wonderful husband on July 26th. The family has been through a tremendously hard year with the loss of their son, but Teresa was extremely motivated to become a living donor for her husband to create a better life for him.


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JAMI - SOCIAL WORKER, NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL


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I recently made a grant request for a patient who was unable to make his Medicare premium payment because he was in the recovery period following kidney transplant and had not returned to work.


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SUSAN - SOCIAL WORKER, METHODIST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL


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I'm writing to express my gratitude for the assistance provided to my patient, Alicia. She had planned to donate her kidney to her son, even though her husband, who is not the recipient's father opposed it.


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BONNIE- LIVING DONOR ADVOCATE, CEDARS-SINAI CALIFORNIA


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Thank you so much to all of you who work so hard to raise the funds to help these potential donors and their recipients. Your assistance has helped several of our donors, but the assistance you are providing for our most recent patient is particularly remarkable.


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PAIGE - INDEPENDENT DONOR ADVOCATE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER


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I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your wonderful agency for assisting my recent kidney donor. Without your support she would not have been able to donate her kidney to her friend.


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PHYLLIS - TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, BAYLOR HEALTH


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It is with much thanks and appreciation that I write to you regarding my patient, MSA for the financial assistance you provided toward on-going medical expenses related to liver transplantation.


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DIANE- LIVER TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH CENTER


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I am very thankful and appreciative of the support that the patient assistance program has recently offered to two of my patient’s. 


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ELIZABETH- SOCIAL WORKER, PENN TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE


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First, I would like to thank you for your financial assistance you have provided our living kidney donors in the past and those that you will help in the future. I would like to share with you some information about the living donor you provided assistance to this week.


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ADRIENNE- LIVING DONOR COORDINATOR, CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM


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I am here to tell you that they were a GREAT help to my patient! A post transplant patient made an initial call to me on 2/14 about receiving assistance for her overdue Medicare premium.


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SHANTA-  TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, OCHSNER TRANSPLANT CENTER


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Timothy received a kidney transplant in 1998.  He has been doing well for many years until he ran into financial difficulties related to expensive medication bills and insurance premiums. 


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TAYLOR- CLINICAL TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER


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When I first met Frances she could not emphasize enough just how much she loved her work; she cares for the elderly for a living. Her compassionate and caring nature did not stop there, it transcended her professional life.


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JENNIFER-  TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, PORTER ADVENTIST


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Leslie wanted so badly to be a living kidney donor to her father. In my first meeting with her, her determination was evident. As part of her social work evaluation we look for risk factors, issues that can get in the way of her being a viable candidate. 


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LAURIE- TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, TAMPA GENERAL


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I can’t thank the American Transplant Foundation enough for their recent assistance.  As a social worker, I have many different resources to pull from when a patient has a crisis and my job is to utilize those resources and work with the patient to come up with a plan to solve whatever problem has arisen. 


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HEATHER-  TRANSPLANT SOCIAL WORKER, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO