Community Resources

Transplant Centers

Memorial Hermann Transplant Center

The Methodist J. C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Texas Children’s Hospital Transplant Services

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Community Partners

LifeGift: A regional Organ Procurement Organization serving the Houston area and many other parts of Texas.

The Living Bank: Raising awareness of the critical need for organ transplant donors through public education and advocating for donors and their families.

Informational Resources

Texas Medical Center: Includes information about the Texas Medical Center, its member institutions, maps, parking, international services, dining and lodging options in the largest medical center in the world. 

National Kidney Foundation

American Liver Foundation

American Heart Association

Financial Support

COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association)
2501 West COTA Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
800-366-2682
812-336-8885
cota@cota.org
www.cota.org
Helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant (organ, bone marrow and cord blood) by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA does not charge for its services and does not take a percentage of funds raised.

National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC)
2461 S. Clark Street, Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22202
703-414-1600
https://www.livingdonorassistance.org
This programs provides financial assistance to those who want to donate an organ, priority is given to individuals not otherwise able to afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with living organ donation.

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.
9030 W Lakeview Ct.
Crystal River, FL 34428
888-222-2690
Toll Free Help Line: (888) 855-9463
www.2ndwind.org
Founded to improve the quality of life for lung transplant recipients, lung surgery candidates, people with related pulmonary concerns and their families, by providing support, advocacy, education, information and guidance through a spirit of service, adding years to their lives and life to their years.

National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430
Memphis, TN 38119
800-489-3863
901-684-1697
info@transplants.org
www.transplants.org

Air Charity Network
4620 Haygood Road, Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA
800-549-9980
www.aircharitynetwork.org
Transports ambulatory patients up to 500 to 700 miles using private pilots and their aircraft. Able to transport people for transplant and follow-up appointments. Medical and financial need must be documented. Service is free of charge.

Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF)
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
600 Embassy Row, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30328
866-428-411
www.gatransplant.org
Provides both financial and educational assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those undergoing or waiting for a transplant.

Medicare Hotline
800-Medicare (638-6833)

National Insurance Consumer Hotline
800-942-4242

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
www.nosscr.org
888-431-2804

Compassionate Touch
713-524-1971
http://www.compassionatetouch.org/
Assist financially the less fortunate who find themselves or their family members in the grip of a health crisis. Referrals and requests for funding may only be made through social workers and transplant coordinators. Individuals seeking assistance should contact their assigned social worker at their personal transplant center for details.

Ragan’s Hope
972-467-4425
Dan.watson@raganshope.com
www.raganshope.com
Help parents of children with catastrophic illnesses or injuries endure the initial impact and embrace the future by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support, in the name of Christ.

Mercy Medical Airlift
888-675-1405 or 800-296-1217
www.mercymedical.org
Ensure that no financially stressed patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medically related transportation; further to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need

American Transplant Foundation
http://www.americantransplantfoundation.org/programs/pap/
The Patient Assistance Program is designed for the most vulnerable patients with significant financial hardship. Referrals and requests for funding may only be made through social workers and transplant coordinators. Transplant recipients and donors seeking assistance should contact their assigned social worker at their personal transplant center for details.

HELP HOPE LIVE
www.helphopelive.org
Provides fundraising assistance and support to help transplant and catastrophic injury patients meet the high financial costs of their medical treatment.