We offer patient grant programs that can provide much needed financial support to your patients. Funds from these programs can be used for search and for post-transplant expenses. Applications are only accepted when submitted by the patient's NMDP transplant center or clinical trials medical team.
We review each funding request to determine eligibility and assess need. Grant amounts can vary based on program type, budget, and patient need. Learn more about these Patient Assistance Programs (PDF) and how they can help your BMT patients overcome financial barriers.
Family Typing Grant
Family Typing Grant (FTG) provides financial assistance to qualified patients whose insurance is inadequate to cover the cost of family typing. This grant is only available for patients being evaluated for transplant at NMDP Network transplant centers.
You can find complete program information and eligibility criteria in the Family Typing Grant (PDF).
Search Assistance Fund
For patients whose insurance coverage does not pay for search costs, Search Assistance Funds can help cover the costs of a formal search of the Be The Match Registry® through a conditional guarantee of payment, which is reimbursable to the transplant center. If approved, the grant information is sent directly to the transplant center and the search process can begin.
You can find complete program information and eligibility criteria in the Search Assistance Fund Policy (PDF). Complete this SAF Reimbursement Request (PDF) form to request reimbursement for previously approved SAF grants.
Transplant Support Assistance Funds
Transplant Support Assistance Funds help pay for out-of-pocket costs during the first twelve months after transplant. These funds can be helpful with costs related to:
- Temporary housing, if patient, family, or caregiver need to relocate for the transplant
- Food for patient, family, or caregiver
- Parking and gas for ground transportation
- Co-pays for prescriptions and clinic visits
You can find complete program information and eligibility criteria in the Transplant Support Assistance Policy (PDF).
John and Caryn Camiolo Survivorship Grant
The John and Caryn Camiolo Survivorship Grant helps patients with chronic GVHD and their families with the high cost of prescriptions and clinic visits related to bone marrow transplant survivorship care. This grant is only available for patients who received their transplant at an NMDP Network transplant center.
You can find complete program information and eligibility criteria in the John and Caryn Camiolo Survivorship Grant Policies (PDF).
Drs. Jeffrey and Isabel Chell Clinical Trials Travel Grant
The Drs. Jeffrey and Isabel Chell Clinical Trials Travel Grant, in partnership with the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program, provides financial help to qualified patients (blood disorders/cancers), who need help paying the following costs to travel for clinical trials:
- Patient and companion air travel: booked by dedicated travel agents
- Ground transportation: gas/parking, and public/mass transit (bus/train/cab/etc.)
- Accommodations: hotel, temporary housing and incidentals
You can find the application with program information and eligibility criteria in the Drs. Jeffrey and Isabel Chell Clinical Trials Travel Grant Application (PDF)
Apply on Your Patient's Behalf
If you have a patient who would be a good candidate for these programs, please use the applications below to apply on your patient's behalf.
- Family Typing Grant (PDF)
- Search Assistance Fund Applications:
- Transplant Support Assistance Application (PDF)
- John and Caryn Camiolo Survivorship Grant Application (PDF)
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Patient Assistance Program.