Organizations that provide Financial Assistance for those who need a Kidney Transplant and for Living Donors

You should contact these organizations to update their support programs.

Your transplant coordinator or social worker may be able to help you through this process.

Air Care Alliance
1515 East 71st Street, Suite 312
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
Office Phone and Help Line: (918) 745-0384
Toll Free Help Line Number: (888) 260-9707
The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. Volunteer pilots perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, environmental support, and other missions of public service. Air Care Alliance listed groups may be able to provide free or low cost flights for medical evaluation and surgery for living donors and recipients. Please see the website for details.

American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (800) 638-8299
The American Kidney Fund provides limited grants to needy dialysis patients, kidney transplant recipients and living kidney donors to help cover the costs of health-related expenses, transportation and medication. They provide information and support for kidney donation and transplantation, as well as general education and information on kidney disease.

American Liver Foundation
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603
New York, NY 10038-4810
Phone: (800) 465-4837, (800) GOLIVER
The American Liver Foundation, a national voluntary health organization, has established a Transplant Fund to assist patients and families in fundraising efforts for liver transplantation. The Foundation acts as a trustee of funds raised on behalf of patients to help pay for medical care and associated transplantation expenses, which may include expenses related to a living liver donation.

American Living Organ Donor Fund
American Living Organ Donor Fund;
40357 Featherbed Lane
Lovettsville VA 20180.
info @
ALODF provides financial support for living kidney donors. Our mission is to serve American living organ donors. We will work to protect their rights and help them achieve their goal of saving the life of a relative or friend in the safest way possible.

American Organ Transplant Association

3335 Cartwright Road
Missouri City, TX 77459
Contact: Ellen Gordon Woodall, Executive Director
Phone: (281) 261-2682
Fax: (281) 499-2315
The American Organ Transplant Association is a private, non-profit group that provides free or reduced airfare and bus tickets to transplant recipients and their families. AOTA publishes a newsletter. Patients interested in AOTA's services must be referred by their physician. The association also assists people with setting up trust funds and fund raising. No administrative fee is charged.

American Transplant Foundation – Denver Colorado
The Patient Assistance Program is designed for the most vulnerable patients with significant financial hardship.
600 17th Street, Suite 2515
South Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 757-0959
Fax: (303) 757-2990

Angel Flight
American Medical Support Flight Team
P.O. Box 17467
Memphis, TN 38187-0467
Phone: 1-877-858-7788
Toll Free 1-901-332-4034
Local 1-901-332-4036
Angel Flight provides free air transportation on private aircraft for needy people with healthcare problems and for healthcare agencies, organ procurement organizations, blood banks and tissue banks. No fees of any kind. Volunteers serving the public since 1983.

Children's Organ Transplant Association
2501 COTA Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Phone: (800) 366-2682
COTA is a national, non-profit agency that raises funds for individuals and families to assist with transplant, living donor, and related expenses. They work with some adults as well as children. All funds raised go to the individual; no administrative fees are collected.

Georgia Transplant Foundation
500 Sugar Mill Road
Suite 170A
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (770) 457-3796
Toll-Free: (866) 428-9411
Fax: (770) 457-7916
Contact them online at:
The mission of the Georgia Transplant Foundation is to help meet the needs of organ transplant candidates, living donors, recipients and their families by providing information and education regarding organ transplantation, granting financial assistance and being an advocate for sustaining and enriching lives every day. The Georgia Transplant Foundation supports the fundamental basis of altruism for living donation. The goal of the Living Donor Program is to provide assistance to living donors for financial hardships created as a result of their donation. Either the living donor or the transplant recipient must be a resident of Georgia.
For more details, visit

National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
2461 S. Clark Street, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-414-1600
Fax: 703-414-7874
If you know someone who is considering becoming a living organ donor (kidney, lung, liver) the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) may be able to pay for up to $6,000 of the living donor’s (and his or her companion’s) travel and lodging expenses. The transplant center where the recipient is waiting will apply on the living donor’s behalf. Visit the NLDAC Web site at for more details and to read about general eligibility requirements and how the program works.

National Transplant Assistance Fund
3475 West Chester Pike, Suite 230
Newton Square, PA 19073
Phone: (610) 353-9684
Toll free: (800) 642-8399
Fax: (610) 353-1616
The National Transplant Assistance Fund has over 20 years experience empowering people to raise money in their communities to cover uninsured medical expenses.

Nielsen Organ Transplant Foundation
580 W. 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-9823
The Nielsen Organ Transplant Foundation provides financial assistance to pre- and post-transplant patients in the Northeast Florida area.

National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119
Toll Free: (800) 489-3863
Local: (901) 684-1697
Fax: (901) 684-1128
The National Foundation for Transplants offers hope and help to transplant patients and their families by

  • Providing fundraising expertise and advocacy
  • Promoting organ and tissue donation, and
  • Supporting innovative solutions for lifesaving treatment.

Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc.
2100 M Street, NW, #170-353
Washington, DC 20037-1233
The TRIO/United Airlines Travel Program is a cooperative arrangement between TRIO and the United Airlines Charity Miles Program. It provides TRIO members and family members with cost-free air transportation when travel is transplant-related. Visit for more information.

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