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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