How much do you need to save before your transplant will be approved?
A woman's viral social media post about being denied a heart transplant because of funding speaks to something transplant patients know all too well.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News|December 05, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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When Patrick Mannion heard about the Michigan woman denied a heart transplant because she couldn’t afford the anti-rejection drugs, he knew what she was up against.
On social media posts of a letter that went viral last month, Hedda Martin, 60, of Grand Rapids, was informed that she was not a candidate for a heart transplant because of her finances. It recommended “a fundraising effort of $10,000.”
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