ORGAN DONATION RESOURCES
Did you know that you can register to be a ORGAN DONOR online?  Visit www.donatelife.net 
to find out your state's address.  You can also complete a donor card at this website and keep 
it with you.  You can also indicate your wishes on your driver's license or State I.D. when you 
apply or renew it.  You do NOT have to donate all of your organs; you may specify the ones 
you will offer.  Neither age nor medical history should prevent you from becoming a donor.  
For more information, visit the official U.S. government website for organ and tissue donation 
at www.organdonor.gov. 


FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Second Chance At Life Inc.               
32591 Judy Drive
Westland  MI  48185
Phone:  734-748-9690
Email:  smorell@secondchanceatlife.org
Website:  www.secondchanceatlife.org 
Now accepting applications for grants of $100 to $1,000.  
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES -
You must be a Michigan Resident 
You must be an organ transplant recipient 
You must prove evidence of financial need 
You must be 18 years or older  
DENTAL ASSISTANCE:
Please submit a completed application to your social worker for consideration.
Dental assistance for pre-transplant candidate  
MEDICAL / CO-PAY PROGRAM:
Second Chance at Life (SCAL) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping organ
transplant patients throughout the state of Michigan. As transplant costs add up before,
during and after the transplant, SCAL seeks to provide financial assistance to transplant
patients who must rely on multiple sources to aid in the financial burden associated with
an organ transplant. SCAL has developed the Medical/Co-Pay Program to provide organ transplant patients in need, temporary financial assistance up to a lifetime maximum of
$1,000. The one-time grant will go toward non-Medicare costs such as pre and post-op
medical bills and co-pays as it relates to transplant recipients. This Program is entirely
funded by individual and corporate sponsors, with the designated grant going to those
deemed as most in need, as voted on by the SCAL Board of Directors.


National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Ave.  Suite #430
Memphis  TN  38119
Phone:  800-489-3863
Website:  www.transplants .org
Financial assistance, advocacy & support to transplant patients.


American Liver Foundation Transplant Fund
21886 Farmington Road
Farmington  MI  40336
Phone:  248-615-5768  OR  888-MY-LIVER
Email:  jgallagher@liverfoundation.org
Website:  www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/michigan
Assists in raising & managing transplant funds


National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
2461 S. Clark Street, Suite 640
Arlington VA  22202
Phone:  703-414-1600
Email:  NLDAC@livingdonorassistance.org
Website:  www.livingdonorassistance.org
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.  Open to donors and recipients who are U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted residents of the U.S. 


HelpHOPELive                                                           
(formerly the National Transplant Assistance Fund) 
Two Radnor Corporation Center  
100 Matsonford Road     Suite #100
Radnor PA  19087
Phone:  800-642-8397  OR  610-727-0612
Website:  www.helphopelive.org
We help patients and families faced with a transplant or catastrophic injury tackle the daunting 
task of bridging the financial gap between what their health insurance will cover and what they actually need to heal, live and thrive.  Drawing on decades of experience, we work to provide 
patients, families and community volunteers with the tools and support needed to launch and 
sustain successful fundraising campaigns to meet out-of-pocket medical expenses.  
We provide: personalized fundraising guidance / customized fundraising materials / free web 
pages for online fundraising tax deductibility and fiscal accountability for donors and more.


Children's Organ Transplant Association
Website:  www.cota.org
Provides fund-raising assistance for children who need transplants.


Little Hearts
Website:  www.littlehearts.org
Provides help for families affected by congenital heart defects.


Sean Robert Marsh Pediatric Heart Foundation
PO Box 4820
Stamford CT  06907
Supports research and helps families finance transplant operations.


Kidney & Urology Fund of America
Phone:  212-629-9770  OR  800-633-6628
Website:  www.kidneyurology.org
Financial assistance to end-stage renal disease patients limited to $100 per patient per year 
for emergency situations such as broken glasses for example.  Patients MUST go through 
their Social Worker to apply.  



PLEASE CHECK THE "FINANCIAL RESOURCES" PAGE AND THE "PRESCIPTION RESOURCES" PAGE FOR MANY MORE WAYS TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WHILE OBTAINING OR RECOVERING FROM ORGAN DONATION!!

ALSO CHECK UNDER "DISABILITY RESOURCES" FOR RELATED HELP.



TRANSPLANT RESOURCES

Matching Donors
766 Turnpike
Canton  MA  02021
Phone:  781-821-2204
Email:  ContactUs@MatchingDonors.com
Website:  www.MatchingDonors.com
If you have ever considered becoming a living organ donor or you are someone 
in need of an organ transplant, Matching Donors wants you to get together!


Midwest Transplant Network         
1900 W. 47th Street  Suite 400
Westwood KS  66205
Phone:  913-262-1668
Website:  www.mwtn.org
MTN is a federally certified not-for-profit Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and works 
with donors, donor families and hospitals to extend legacies, provide hope and give life.


LifeSharers
6509 Cornwall Drive
Nashville  TN  37205
Phone:  888-674-2688  OR  888-ORGAN88
Email:  info@lifesharers.org
Website:  www.llifesharers.org
LifeSharers operates on the principle that people who are willing to donate their organs after death should join together to donate their organs to each other FIRST before offering them
to the general public on other national lists.  They do this through a form of directed donation
that is legal in all 50 states and under Federal law.  Are you aware that many people who have received organs from these other lists have NOT volunteered to donate THEIR organs after
their death?  Membership is Free.


Michigan Organ Donor Registry
Website:  www.giftoflifemichigan.org


Donate Life America
700 N. Fourth Street
Richmond  VA  23219
Phone:  804-782-4920
Website:  www.donatelife.net
Michigan Contact Number:  248-770-5192  Peggy
Offers a variety of services and support.


Transplant Recipients International Organization   (TRIO)
2100 M Street NW  #170-353
Washington DC  48037-1233
Phone:  800-TRIO-306  OR  202-293-0980
Email:  info@trioweb.org/index.shtml
Website:  www.trioweb.org/index.shtml
Offers scholarship to transplant recipients and United Airlines Travel Program.  


Organ Swap
Enabling Paired Kidney Exchange
Website:  www.organswap.org


Alliance for Paired Donation
3661 Briarfield Blvd.  #105
Maumee, OH  43537
Phone:  419-866-5505  OR  877-APD-4ALL
Email:  admin@pairdonation.org
Website:  www.paireddonation.org


Kidney Mitzvah
Email:  kidneymitzvah@aol.com
Website:  www.kidneymitzvah.com




OTHER RESOURCES:

Transplant Centers
Website:  www.ustransplant.org  OR  www.transplantliving.org

International Association for Organ Donation
Phone:  313-745-2235
Website:  www.laod.org

Living Donors Online!
Website:  www.livingdonorsonline.org

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
Website:  www.optn.org

National Kidney Foundation
Website:  www.kidney.org 




This page was last updated: August 5, 2017