Resources

The resources fall into two basic categories that include Human and Financial – The Mentor- Mentee Program would be the primary human program, along with a few others. The Financial assistance would include linking the patient with a variety of support services that can help monetarily throughout the process, including after transplant.

Human

All South Carolina residents who are solid organ transplant candidates, should qualify for the Mentor-Mentee services offered by TTSC. The focus of what will be offered in the early stages of our relationship are those human services by transplant recipients that have been down the transplant path and have been trained in assisting mentee’s.

Summary of Programs and Services

The initial and primary personal service offered by the Mentors of TransplantTalk SC include mentoring the pre-transplant patient. As patients who have navigated the transplant path, our goal is to relate what our experiences may have been like. We feel that relating our experience to pre-transplant may create a higher comfort level. In addition, we offer rather detailed research that includes contacts for other needed services that range from medication, health insurance, housing to emergency assistance.

Insurance and Medication

  • Medication Access Program (MAP) 1-800-736-2273 ext. 0131 or 706-721-0131
  • Emergency Medication Assistance Program – Contact Transplant Center Social Worker.
  • Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)
  • Medicare Part B and D 1-800-772-1213
  • Ronald McDonald House 843-723-7957
  • Fisher House 843-805-8200: serves veterans with a variety of patient needs.

 

TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUPS

    Additional Local Insurance Resources

      • South Carolina Department of Insurance Office
      • Benefits Navigator Program 866-968-7842
      • Partners for Healthy Children (PHC) SC DHHS – 888-549-0820
      • Office of Health Programs – 803-898-3202; www.scdhhs.cov
      • COBRA Health Coverage www.doi.gov
      • Medicare A, B and D 1-800-MEDICARE: Health insurance coverage for individuals over 65
        receiving Social Security retirement benefits or under 65 that are receiving disability benefits.
      • Palmetto Project – Independent non-profit: Includes Healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, hearing
        aids and private insurance. See Insure SC for more www.insure-scorg 843-577- 4122,
        sc@palmettoproject.org Additional National Resources
      • American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) www.aakp.org
      • American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation.org
      • Donate Life America www.donatelife.net: Not-for-profit alliance of national organization and
        local coalitions across the US dedicated to inspiring people to donate life through organ, eye, and
        tissue donation to save, or improve the lives of patients.
      • Donate Life South Carolina www.donatelifesc.org: The state coalition composed of
        representatives from transplant related agencies dedicated to being an advocate for organ, tissue,
        and eye donation.
      • We Are Sharing Hope – www.SharingHopeSC.org; info@SharingHopeSC.org: 800- 462-0755
        Non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization serving families making a decision regarding
        organ donation.
      • National Kidney Foundation serving South Carolina (NKF) www.kidneysc.org; 803- 799-3870
        or 855-653-2273
      • Transplant Recipient International Organization, Inc. (TRIO) www.trioweb.org
      • Transplant Living www.transplantliving.org
      • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) www.unos.org

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