GTF Programs & Services
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Transplant Fundraising Program (TFP) is offered by the Georgia Transplant Foundation to assist transplant candidates and recipients in preparing financially for the ongoing costs of transplantation, specifically medication costs and insurance premiums. GTF offers personal accounts, account management, fundraising classes, and a personal web page to be used for fundraising. The Transplant Fundraising Program includes matched and unmatched accounts.
Housing Assistance helps with temporary housing costs while one is away from home seeking transplant related care. This must be pre-approved and is subject to a daily maximum.
Dental Assistance provides grants to both pre- and post-transplant clients to assist in accessing appropriate dental care directly related to transplant needs. All dental care must be pre-approved.
Insurance Premium Assistance provides financial assistance for the cost of an individual’s insurance premiums for a limited time for candidates/recipients not covered by Medicare.
Emergency Assistance provides financial assistance alleviating a crisis situation or offering transitional support for emergency needs that are not considered medical in nature but have a direct impact on the survival and health of the transplant recipient.
Living Donor Assistance provides assistance based on need to living donors for financial hardships created by their donation. This must be pre-approved prior to donation.
Medication Assistance helps recipients obtain medications by providing financial support on a limited basis to allow time for a permanent plan for medication needs to be implemented.
Pediatric Specialty Assistance helps in circumstances unique to pediatric candidates/ recipients and their families.
Transportation Assistance provides financial assistance to residence of Georgia that have been recently transplanted to mitigate fuel costs associated with follow-up care.
Evaluation Assistance is for potential candidates for transplant who must travel to the hospital for evaluation in order to be listed for a transplant. These potential candidates often lack the resources to afford fuel and lodging costs associated with travel. The goal of the Evaluation Assistance Program is to provide access to transplantation by offering financial support to residents of Georgia who are seeking an initial transplant evaluation.
Academic Scholarships are awarded each year to students seeking post-high school education or training.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Marriage Retreat/Enrichment Weekend: An opportunity to share experiences, develop skills and increase understanding and commitment to each other, recognizing the stress that transplant can bring to marriage.
The Mentor Project: Trained recipients living successfully with transplant offer hope and encouragement to those who are facing transplant. Mentors are available for candidates, spouses, living donors and family members. educational support
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Trends In Transplant (TNT) Conferences: One-day conferences hosted in cities across Georgia that provide information on medical issues related to wellness and transplantation, as well as updates on transplant resources.
JumpStart Program: This program provides the tools and information necessary to transition to employment. Through strategic partnerships, JumpStart is able to meet individual needs and refer clients to resources that support the transition to employment. The JumpStart Apprenticeship Program allows clients to receive hands-on experience in a variety of work settings through a part-time apprenticeship.