There are many services available that can help provide for both the emotional and financial needs of those undergoing blood and marrow transplant.

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Disease Education

  • International Myeloma Foundation – Provides information and support for families fighting Myeloma.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Provides information, emotional support, medication assistance, and financial support for families fighting leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative diseases, and severe aplastic anemia.
  • Lymphoma Info – Provides information and resources about lymphoma.
  • Bone Marrow Foundation – Provides information and financial assistance for those undergoing a transplant.
  • National Cancer Institute –Provides information on all cancers.
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Support Services

  • Utah Cancer Society – Provides local support groups and other services including massage therapy and housekeeping help to families fighting cancer.
  • Cancer Wellness House – This is a local cancer foundation that provides support groups and emotional support for families fighting cancer.
  • BMT Info Net – Provides information and online support groups for those undergoing a transplant.
  • CancerCare.org – Provides information, online support groups and financial assistance for patients with all types of cancer. 
  • BMTSupport.org – This is an online support group for bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients, and their family members.
  • The Max Foundation - Provides an international helpline for families fighting leukemia.
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation – Provides information and emotional support for patients and families fighting lymphoma.
  • Be The Match – The National Marrow Donor Program provides information and support for those undergoing a transplant. They also provide financial assistance to people undergoing a transplant.
  • American Cancer Society – ACS provides information, free wigs and head coverings, and transportation help to people fighting cancer.
  • International Myeloma Foundation – The Myeloma Foundation serves patients, family members, and the medical community by providing information about research, dedication, support, and advocacy related to myeloma.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – LLS is a voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to patients with lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative diseases, and severe aplastic anemia.
  • Bone Marrow Foundation – This organization offers financial assistance and free support services for patients and families undergoing a transplant.
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Medication Assistance

  • Rx Outreach – Provides deeply discounted mail order medications; 90 and 180 day supplies for many medications.
  • Rx Assist – Quick and easy to use database of all medication patient assistance programs. If you are having trouble paying for a medication you can do a quick search to find out if there might be an assistance program to help.
  • Patient Services Incorporated – Provides assistance with health insurance premiums and prescription drugs to those that qualify. Specific diseases that qualify include multiple myeloma, CML, and others.
  • Healthwell Foundation – Provides financial assistance for certain medications for Chemotherapy Induced Anemia/Neutropenia, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), NHL, Iron Overload, CML and others.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation's – Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Program provides co-payment assistance for medications. 
  • Chronic Disease Fund – Assistance with prescription drug co-pays for patients with multiple myeloma, MDS and many other diseases for those who qualify.
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Financial Assistance

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Grants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS, MPS, SAA. They also offer $500- $10,000 grants for medication co-pays, office visit co-pays associated with actual chemotherapy treatments or blood transfusions and health insurance premiums for, CLL, MDS, Lymphomas, Myeloma and CML. Patents must meet income requirements to be eligible, and award amount is diagnosis specific.
  • Bone Marrow Foundation – Provides a one-time grant for patients undergoing a stem cell transplant for any disease. This assistance is not income based, but does require income reporting. There is limited funding for this grant.
  • Cancer Care – This organization can provide a small one-time grant to help pay for costs associated with cancer treatment, transportation, pain meds, chemotherapy and lymphedema therapy. Good for any disease, but they only award grants to women.
  • BMT Housing grant — $1,000 -$2,500 grant (amount depending on treatment) providing assistance to patients who are having to relocate to the Salt Lake City area, or have extenuating circumstances and require help in paying for housing. This is for bone marrow and leukemia patients. Contact our social worker for information.
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation – LRF offers financial assistance to people currently undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Grants are based on financial need.
  • National Marrow Donor Program – Be The Match provides financial assistance to people undergoing a transplant where the donor is not a family relative.
  • Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund – Provides a one-time grant of $500 for people with cancer to use for costs associated with treatment. Only available at certain time of year.
  • SAMFund – A once-a-year grant/scholarship that can provide financial assistance for cancer survivors under age 35 who are not in active treatment.
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Headwear Resources

  • American Cancer Society – Salt Lake City Office
    941 East 3300 South (801) 483-1500 or Toll Free (800) 234-0533 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    No appointment necessary. Offers free wigs, hats, turbans and scarves.
  • American Cancer Society – Intermountain Medical Center Office
    5121 S. Cottonwood St. Murray, UT (801) 507-3811
    A representative can come to your inpatient room at LDS Hospital and show you a variety of head coverings. Ask the social worker for assistance in setting this up. This office offers a large selection of free head coverings.
  • Jean Parree Wigs
    4041 South 700 East, Suite #2 (801) 328-9756 Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Full service retailer with wigs, scarves, nets to go under wigs, and turbans. Offers 20 percent off of the first wig for cancer patients receiving treatment.
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Other Resources

  • Look Good, Feel Better– This program offers “make-overs” for men and women going through cancer treatment.
  • The Cancer Legal Resource Center – Provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues for cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, healthcare professionals, and others coping with cancer.
  • Nutrition During Cancer Care – Information and tips about nutrition from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Utah 211 – Locating available and appropriate resources can be difficult and frustrating, so the 211 Info Bank strives to ease the process. If you have questions, call 2-1-1 (in the Salt Lake area) or 1-888-826-9790.
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Caregiver Support

  • National Family Caregivers Association – The Caregiver Action Network is dedicated to those who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. This includes parents of children with special needs, the families and friends of wounded soldiers, and adult children caring for their aging parents. The organization provides free education, support, and resources to family caregivers.
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