If you are a kidney patient, you probably have many health care expenses that are not covered by insurance. Typical expenses include the cost of transportation to and from dialysis, over-the-counter medicines, co-payments and other needs.
Kidney donors also may have out-of-pocket expenses related to giving the gift of life. These expenses often include the cost of travel and lodging, or the expense of lost wages during the transplant process.
Safety Net and Safety Net DMV are grant programs offered by AKF as financial assistance to both dialysis and transplant patients.
In most U.S. states or U.S. territories, the amount is $200 a year or every 365 days.
These grants can help offset the cost of patients' ordinary expenses related to their kidney disease such as transportation (to and from dialysis and medical appointments), prescription medication and co-pays, medical supplies/equipment, food, utilities, etc. AKF offers patients convenient, flexible, and secure payment methods for them to receive their grants.
These payment methods include check, debit cards and direct deposit.
For more information about applying for a Safety Net grant, speak with the social worker at your dialysis center today or give AKF a call at 800.795.3226. If you already have an account in GMS (Grants Management System), you can find out more in the information section.
Your donation directly supports the fight against kidney disease
When you give to The American Kidney Fund, you provide lifesaving assistance directly to kidney patients who have nowhere else to turn. We help more people than any other kidney organization – from making 150 kidney transplants possible every month to delivering financial relief to 1 in 7 dialysis patients. We also fund clinical research, provide financial assistance for kidney patients affected by natural disasters, and support a National virtual pediatric camp and a Kidney Health Coach community program.