Links & Resources
- Information for Transplant Candidates: What You Need to Know about Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
- Information for Potential Kidney Donors: What You Need to Know about Becoming a Kidney Donor
- Kidney and Urology Foundation of America
- Living Donors Online
- National Foundation for Transplants
- National Kidney Foundation
- National Kidney Registry
- National Library of Medicine: Kidney Transplantation
- Transplant Living
- Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
- United Network for Organ Sharing: Kidney Transplant Learning Center
- Social Security Online
- Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Services (PDF)
- New York State Department of Health
- New York State of Health – The Official Health Plan Marketplace
- Hite: New York's Online Directory of Free and Low-Cost Health and Social Services
Prescription Assistance Programs
- Health Well Foundation — Co-payment, co-insurance assistance.
- Needy Meds — Assistance with purchasing prescriptions directly from pharmaceutical company for reduced rate, based on financial needs.
- Partnership for Prescriptions Assistance — Helps patients locate financial assistance to pay for prescriptions drugs.
- SCBN — Patient advocacy organization that specializes in helping its member patients locate, qualify for free prescription programs.
- Cellcept Co-Pay Cards
- Novartis (Zortress, myfortic, Neoral, Sandimmune) Savings Cards and Vouchers
- NTAF — Helping families address financial hardships arising from uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation.
- Patient Advocate Foundation — Provides direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to those with insurance who financially and medically qualify.
- Chronic Disease Fund
Transplant e-Newsletter and Educational Updates
Below are links to past issues of our e-newletter and e-education. You can sign up to receive future issues here.
The Transplant A to Z glossary contains definitions for many of the terms that you may come across while learning more about transplantation. We hope that this section will provide a more clear understanding of some complex terms.
Organ Donation After Death
Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions that circulate about organ donation. We urge all people to educate themselves about organ donation so that they can make an informed decision as to whether they would like to donate their organs and other tissues at the time of death. More organ donors are needed so that patients waiting for lifesaving and life-enhancing transplants can be helped.
Please visit the links below to increase your knowledge about organ donation.
If you decide to become an organ donor, please sign up here and be sure to talk to your family about your wish to become an organ donor since they will make the ultimate decision.