The Wait

The "Wait"

The patient and family may experience many emotional and physical issues regardless of the duration of their wait. Quite a few things can determine how quickly a person receives a transplant and those standards differ from one organ to the next.

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Unraveling Emotional Issues while Awaiting a Transplant

Waiting to receive a new organ can be a long, trying process for patients and families alike. When initially being evaluated for a transplant, patients and families may be overwhelmed with many different medical appointments and tests, and feel stressed and overwhelmed by the new information and questions.

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Financial Planning for Transplant

There are many resources available that caregivers may not be aware of. Transplant families may be eligible to receive assistance through certain organizations that help decrease the financial burden experienced during a transplant.

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Fundraising and Assistance

Patients and families can incur very high costs from a transplant, including prescription costs, hospital bills, medical equipment, lodging, transportation, and more.

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Prescription and Transplant Costs

A patient may be prescribed many different medications before and after transplant. The cost of these medications can vary depending on his or her health insurance and prescription drug coverage.

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Lodging and Travel Costs

Sometimes a patient’s insurance plan can help with transportation and/or lodging costs.

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Insurance and Government Assistance

An organ transplant represents hope and a renewed lease on life for the recipient, but there is a lengthy healing process involved. During this time, the overwhelming majority of transplant patients are unable to work, which can cause financial stress.

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Employment Resources

FMLA is a government act that ensures a person’s job will be held for up to 12 weeks during a 12-month period if they must leave work to care for a sick family member due to a serious health condition.

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News & Events

#VolunteerSpotlight: MTF Biologics

MTF Biologics has been spending a lot of time in our kitchen cooking meals for transplant families.

Hand Prints of Hope

NASRCAR's Joey Gase visited the Family House to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

My First Home was Gift of Life Family House

When he was finally able to leave the hospital's care, the Family House became Asher's first home.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pledges to Support Family House

Jefferson Hospital made a $250,000 pledge to support transplant families at the Family House.

We've Got You, Mom

Nicole became her mother Donna's caregiver and together, they navigated the transplant journey.

Corporate Spotlight: Laundry Made Easy

Our friends from Hercules Laundry generously donated five new washer and dryer sets!

Getting by With a Little Help From our Friends

As part of our Caregiver Lifeline Program, we bring in therapy dogs to spend time with our guests!

The Flight For My Life

Karen's life-saving transplant relocated her and her family over 350 miles from home.

#FacebookFUNdraiser: Anthony Vetrano

Learn why Anthony decided to host a Facebook fundraiser for the Family House!

From Hospital to Home

"My stay at the Family House gets better each time," says Lauren, a past Family House guest.

Grown Up and Giving Back

Read about Mya, a liver recipient and employee, and her experience here at the Family House.

Families Joined by Love and Life in Family House Kitchen

The Hess and Palmer families come together to celebrate the life of Mason Hess.

Family Close By

“Having my wife nearby was especially helpful to my recovery,” Tim says.

#SupporterSpotlight: Facebook Fundraisers

Did you know you can hold an online fundraiser to support the Family House on Facebook?

Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Gift of Life Family House honors volunteers at the Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Peter Mansaray, father of a heart recipient and past Family House guest.

A Father & Son Journey

" the time we left [the Family House], I left with a whole family.”

Legacy Society members Elizabeth and David Kennedy.

Leaving a Legacy

David and Elizabeth are leaving a legacy with planned gifts to the Family House.

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