Low Cost (or Free) Air Travel for Mesothelioma Patients.
Mesothelioma patients need access to immediate and effective treatment, often available only at large cancer centers that may be thousands of miles from their home. Even if the treatment or clinical trial is available, the travel costs can prevent these patients from accessing this critical care.
Thankfully, there is a solution. Multiple organizations, such as Angel Flight, Corporate Angel Network, and Pilots of Patients, donate their planes and financial resources, as well as pilots who donate their time, to provide air transportation to those patients who require financial assistance or perhaps are too ill to fly commercially.
Each organization has different requirements, but overall they do request that the patient has some mobility, is medically stable enough to fly in an unpressurized plane, has financial need, that there is no other transportation available, and that the patient has received a medical diagnosis requiring specialized treatment from a specific hospital.
The following list is not comprehensive, but provides a sampling of these types of organizations:
National Patient Travel Center, Angel Flight America, Air Charity Network, Mercy Medical Airlift, Corporate Angel Network, Pilots of Patients.
We are thankful that these organizations are willing to donate their time and resources to the valuable cause of assisting mesothelioma patients and admire their generosity.