Helping Hands

Real help when you need it most.

Our Programs

Patients living with a bleeding disorder can experience financial hardship at any point due to their medical condition. We have served hundreds of families with our Helping Hands program for over 20 years. Use the chart below to determine which program meets your needs at this time.

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Emergency Assistance Items Assistance Inhibitor Support Disaster Relief
What is covered? One payment toward one bill related to housing, utilities, or transportation. Funeral/burial expenses for a person with a bleeding disorder. Durable medical items (e.g., medical IDs, protective gear, braces, cooling/heating supplies, mobility support). Medical travel and educational support. Household needs such as temporary housing, replacement of necessary home items, household bills, and necessities such as food and clothing.
How often? Once per year (365 days between applications) Throughout the year. Throughout the year. Within the year of a FEMA/the National Weather Service declaring the disaster with proof the need is directly related to the disaster.
Who can apply? Individual with a diagnosed bleeding disorder or applicant who lives in the same home of the person with a bleeding disorder. Individual with a diagnosed bleeding disorder or applicant who lives in the same home of the person with a bleeding disorder. Individual with a diagnosed bleeding disorder and an active inhibitor with measurable titer and/or shortened half-life; or applicant who lives in the same home of the person with a bleeding disorder. Individual with a diagnosed bleeding disorder or applicant who lives in the same home of the person with a bleeding disorder.
Referral or self-apply? Referrer must be a physician, nurse, social worker, bleeding disorder organization representative, or a home care representative. Referrer cannot be yourself, your relative, or your employer. Eligible referrers submit a referral online. You or a referrer can submit an online referral. You or a referrer can submit an online referral. You or a referrer can submit an online referral.
What documents do I need? If approved, you will need a copy of the bill or lease. Payment will be made directly to the company or landlord. A medical verification form from your doctor, nurse, or physical therapist to confirm diagnosis and request item(s). Receipt of purchased item(s) for reimbursement or specifics of item(s). Medical verification form from a doctor, nurse, or physical therapist to confirm diagnosis and reason for request; and the Tutoring/Educational Supplies form or the Medical Travel Reimbursement form. If you self-apply, medical verification from a doctor, nurse, or physical therapist to confirm diagnosis is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We track applications to all three programs separately, so in one year you can apply for any and all programs for which you are eligible.
Unfortunately, inhibitor support is only available to those with an active inhibitor (i.e., a measurable titer and/or shortened half-life).
Contact Helping Hands with questions. If your need does not fall under one of our programs, we can direct you to appropriate resources.

Emergency Assistance: we generally reach out to applicants within 10 business days and complete the process within two weeks.

Items and Inhibitor Support: we reach out to applicants within 30 days.

Disaster Relief: we reach out within 2 business days.

Length of process depends on the type of request, documents needed, and volume of referrals.

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