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.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
7800 W. Outer Dr. Suite 203
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-259-1574 866-574-1574
1169 Oak Valley Dr. Suite #127
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 800-482-1455 734-222-9800
1345 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 140
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan offers a wide variety of programs & services that help people with kidney disease learn about their disease, support family members, and receive services when necessary. Our
core programs and services include Peer Mentoring, Kidney PATH, Kids Camp, an 800 number for resources and support, an emergency fund, medical ID tags, a CKD intern program, and the Swartz/Ferriter Scholarship.
These programs and services educate and empower caregivers and people living with any stage of kidney
disease, from pre-dialysis to those with a transplant, to live a healthy life despite their kidney disease.
American Kidney Foundation
11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit working on behalf of the 37 million Americans with kidney disease. Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives, and we fulfill that mis- sion by providing a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educat-
ional resources, and direct financial assistance enab-ling low-income U.S. dialysis and transplant patients to access lifesaving medical care. We invest in clinical research to improve outcomes for kidney patients, and we fight tirelessly on Capitol Hill and in the states for legislation and policies supporting the issues that are important to the people we serve. We provide assistance with health insurance premiums, transportation costs, prescription medications, and other expenses related to care.
Second Chance At Life Inc.
32591 Judy Dr.
Westland, MI 48185
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
Please submit a completed application to your social worker for consideration. Dental assistance for pre-trans-
MEDICAL / CO-PAY PROGRAM:
Second Chance at Life (SCAL) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping organ transplant patients through- out the State of MI. 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 within organ transplant. SCAL has developed the Medical/Co-Pay Program to provide organ trans-
plant 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 & post-op medical bills and co-pays as it relates to trans-plant
recipients. This Program is entirely funded by individual and corporate sponsors, with the designated grant go-
ing to those deemed as most in need, as voted on by the SCAL Board of Directors.
Michigan Donor Family Council
14125 Terrace Ct.
Plymouth, MI 48170
The Michigan Donor Family Council (MDFC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization consisting of donor families, transplant recipients, Gift of Life Michigan and Eversight liaisons, and donation advocates. The MDFC is an all-volunteer organization established in 2004.
Some of our Services:
1. Assists transplant recipients with prescriptions and medical and personal needs by contributing the Gift of
2. Provide college scholarships to Michigan organ, eye and tissue donor family members, living donors, recipients and advocates of organ, eye and tissue donation.
3. Provide scholarships for students enrolled in the University of Toledo's Human Donation Science Program.
4. Provide comfort blankets to donor families in the hospital at the time of their loss.
National Foundation for Transplants
3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38125
Phone: 901-684-1697 800-489-3863
Your Fundraising Consultant will help assess your financial needs, explain the expenses you will likely incur
and work with you on funding for the following:
- Hospital bills and deposits
- Patient and caregiver travel, food and lodging expenses
- Lost wages for Living Donors
- Post-transplant medical expenses for Living Donors
- Living Donor travel assistance
American Liver Foundation Transplant Fund
39 Broadway Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Great Lakes provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.
National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
1401 S. Clark Suite 1120
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-414-1600 888-870-5002
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)
2 Radnor Corporation Center
100 Matsonford Suite #100
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: 800-642-8397 610-727-0612
Live to pay a wide range of expenses, including out-of-pocket costs for: medications, durable medical equipment, home health care, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, physical therapy, innovative treatments, medical travel and temporary relocation, even emergency living assistance. Our program has also helped thousands pay it for- ward and assist others with their medical expenses.
Children's Organ Transplant Association
2501 W. COTA Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
The Children's Organ Transplant Association helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant
by providing fundraising assistance and family support.
Dental Care for Children with Special Needs Program
Humanitarian Foundation Grottoes of North America
Gahanna, OH 43230
The Dental Care for Children with Special Needs Program is designed for children under 18 with one or more
of the following conditions:
1. Cerebral Palsy
2. Muscular Dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders
3. Intellectual Disabilities, including Downs Syndrome for profound to 2 years overall delayed
4. Documentation from the child’s school licensed psychologist, or physician, may be required.
5. Dental Care for Organ Transplant recipients pre & post
Medicaid patients are not covered by the program.
Little Hearts Inc.
Little Hearts, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to providing support, education, resources, networking,
and hope to families affected by congenital heart defects. Membership consists of families nationwide who have
or are expecting a child with a congenital heart defect.
Kidney & Urology Fund of America
63 West Main Suite G
Freehold, NJ 07728
Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc.
104 West 40th Suite 500
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-629-9770 800-633-6628
Emergency Grant Program:
Provides financial assistance to End Stage Renal Disease patients. Grants are LIMITED to $100 per patient, per
year. Assistance is provided for emergency situations only, and not for chronic or recurrent conditions. For ex- ample, our committee would consider a request for a patient who has broken his/her glasses and needs to rep-
lace them. Applications must go through your Social Worker and will not be faxed directly to patients. The Social
Worker should be prepared to justify the requested amount (up to $100). To request an application, please have your social worker contact our Program Department at 800-633-6628.
Bright Star Recognition Award:
This award is for patients, family members or medical caregivers who deserve to be recognized for their courage, strength, determination, generosity of spirit or kindness. Recipients will be presented with a check for $250 and
a certificate saluting their achievements.
Also has several scholarships for young patients up to age 25.
Please check the following pages for even more resources!
Michigan Organ Donor Registry
3861 Research Park Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We’re a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.
MatchingDonors.com wants to increase the number of life-saving organ transplants. If you have ever considered becoming a living organ donor or you are someone in need of an organ transplant, MatchingDonors.com wants
you to get together!
Donate Life America
701 East Byrd 16th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams
to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.
Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
17560 Buckingham Garden Dr.
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: 813-800- TRIO (8746)
The TRIO Scholarship Program:
Each year, TRIO's Scholarship Program gives thousands of dollars in academic grants to members and their fam- ilies. In the past 23 years TRIO has awarded approximately 149 scholarships to deserving students who are trans- plant candidates, recipients, donors or their family members. These scholarships are generously funded by several TRIO chapters, individuals and interested organizations. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward their education at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Alliance for Paired Donation, Inc.
PO Box 965
Perrysburg, OH 43552
What is Paired Donation?
When a patient needs a kidney transplant, family, friends and loved ones often step forward to offer the gift of living kidney donation. Many times, the donor is not compatible with the recipient. Paired donation matches one incom- patible donor-recipient pair to another pair in the same situation, allowing for a transplant swap.