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Housing for Transplant Patients

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Restoring Hope Transplant House

Restoring Hope Transplant House is now open. Bone marrow and organ transplant patients and caregivers visiting the Madison area in search of life-saving care at nearby University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics now have a comfortable, affordable and caring environment to call their home away from home during their stay. This is the first transplant house in the state of Wisconsin.

Restoring Hope Transplant House recently finished an extensive cosmetic renovation and redecorating phase of existing rooms. We are now able to provide $35 a night bedrooms for eligible transplant patients and caregivers – each with a new double and twin bed, 5 public bathrooms – three with showers, community kitchen, on-site laundry, spacious living rooms on both floors with an ample supply of books, transplant related information and material, big screen televisions with cable tv for community use, Wi-Fi throughout the house, a great front porch outfitted with relaxing new furniture, an office and an on-site living quarters for round the clock staff.

Our long-term goal of major renovations to increase the capacity to 16 bedrooms is still very much in the works, but we are extremely excited to begin offering this service to the many transplant families in need of immediate support that we hear from on a regular basis.

Note: all guests must be referred by the UW Transplant Program in order to stay at RHTH. While the initial referral must come from us, patients may self-refer themselves for subsequent visits.

Home Away from Home

NOTE: as of July 1, 2013 the program was temporarily closed the program due to grant funding. Please call NFT before submitting an application to see if program has been re-opened.

The National Foundation for Transplants/Roche Home Away from Home program can help provide free lodging tor transplant patients and their families when transplant-related medical care makes travel necessary.

Patients do not need to be established with NFT for fundraising to use this resource.

The hotel rooms are provided as available through points that are donated to the program. The number of nights and the locations of hotels is limited.

Process takes 1 to 2 weeks for approval and set up of room.

Contact NFT at (901) 684-1697 or (800) 489-3863 for an application.


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