Wednesday, January 7, 2009

what your donations can do...

$5 - The cost of sending a newly diagnosed patient a packet which includes information about their specific disease and support.

$25 - Covers a single prescription co-payment.

$35 - Will purchase (12) Charlie Brown DVD's to explain cancer to pediatric patients.

$40 - Will educate (4) school employees on how to ease the transition back to school for a child with cancer.

$50 - The cost of a co-payment for a CT scan.

$75 - Average cost of tissue typing to become a bone marrow donor.

$100 - Helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.

$150 - Will train (6) survivors to make First Connections with a newly diagnosed patient.

$200 - Provides funding for a Family Support Group Program for one year where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members, mediated by a trained facilitator.

$500 - Provides a leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma patient with financial aid to support medical treatment and to travel to medical appointments for one year.

$1,000 - The cost on average for a one night stay at the hospital. Many patients visit the hospital numerous times and for extended periods while undergoing treatments


  1. the average cost for marrow donation is 52 dollars

  2. thanks for commenting... i'm happy to hear that the costs are lower rather than higher! can you please tell me where you got this information?

    the American Society of Clinical Oncology website said that donor centres charge a fee ranging between $50 to $100... so i went with the average.