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  • The Air Charity Network provides access to those seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to a family, community or national crisis.

  • Angel Flight arranges free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. The service is available to both individuals and health care organizations. Transportation is also arranged for people who are in financial distress or are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition. They primarily serve patients in need of transportation in the heartland region but can work with other organizations to coordinate longer flights.

  • The Corporate Angel Network arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets. Eligibility to participate in the program is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.

  • Hope Lodge was created by the American Cancer Society to provide cancer patients and their families with a free, temporary place to stay when traveling for treatment requires going to another city. There are thirty Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Accommodations and eligibility can vary by location and room availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides a nation-wide online service specializing in helping cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers.

  • The purpose of the National Patient Travel Center is to aid patients in reaching a destination that provides specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment that is not readily available in their area and can not be reached due financial needs

  • The purpose of the American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” program is to provide cancer patients with much needed rides to treatment. Transportation to and from treatment is provided for cancer patients who either don’t have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Drivers donate their time and vehicles to provide this support. If you are interested in finding out if this service is available in your area, please contact 1-800-227-2345.

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