I have a brother who is in desperate need of a liver transplant. The problem is not the wait for a liver donor, but the fact that he has no health insurance to cover for the care or the transplant. Actually, he has health insurance but it only covers if the transplant is performed in Australia. He's an Australian citizen. But, the docotors in Australis refuse to perform a transplant because they claim that he is too weak to go through the liver transplant. So, as a final hope, he decided to turn to the doctors in the U.S. To make the long story short, a liver specialist in the U.S. is ready to perform the transplant when a liver donor is found. However, they require a $100,000 deposit in order to start the process. They say that it will total $200,000 for the entire process. The only problem is, I don't have $100,000 to put down. I've applied for loans but I've been turned down since I don't have anything that values $100,000. Are there any organizations that help people in this delima. Or maybe a place that will offer financial assistance. I've thought of running a fund raiser, but I have no idea how to get one started.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.