The Emergency Financial Assistance Program is intended to alleviate a crisis situation or offer 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.
I was doing fine after receiving a kidney transplant - I was self-sufficient and making ends-meet. But at age 39, I discovered that I needed follow-up surgery and had to take unpaid leave from my job. I'm grateful to GTF because they helped me through a crisis period by paying for my daily medications, health insurance premiums, and my monthly rent until I was able to return to work.
- Leslie B, Kidney Transplant Recipient
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program offers transitional, short-term support.
The goal of the program is to provide relief for unforeseen emergencies that arise for solid organ transplant recipients for which this help can be expected to alleviate the crisis.
The program responds quickly to these emergency needs that are not considered medical in nature but have a direct impact on the survival and health of the transplant recipient, and offers transitional support while permanent plans are put into place.
ELIGIBILITY & PROCESS
To apply, you must:
- Be a Georgia resident.
- Be a solid organ transplant recipient.
- Show evidence of financial need.
- Provide evidence of working on a permanent solution to address the need.
- Have a need related to transplant.
- Discuss your need with your transplant center social worker.
- Submit a completed Emergency Financial Assistance application to your social worker, along with the documents to support the requested assistance.
- Applications will be reviewed, once submitted and complete.
- Requesting social worker will be notified regarding the review decision within three business days.
- Checks are written, payable to the vendor, and mailed to the transplant recipient's home.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
You can use our online form to apply for this program. Note: To access the online application, you will need a password provided by your transplant center social worker.
Apply By Mail
Download and fill out out the application. Once completed, submit it to your transplant center social worker with the necessary documentation.