Resources and information for parents of children with cancer . . . by parents of children with cancer.

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Resources: Patient Transportation, including Airline Flights

These organizations provide airline flights for patients that need to travel for medical reasons.

Note: This web site, ped-onc.org, does not host advertising, nor does it receive funding of any type from the display of commercial content or advertising. Many of the links on these resource pages could be construed as advertising, as I link to web sites of companies that will profit from the sale of goods or services to parents of children with cancer. My intent is not to benefit these companies, instead, my intent is to let parents know how to find sometimes unusual items that can help their children. When applicable, I state when a particular product is free, or recommended by parents as particularly useful. I remove links to web sites if parents report problems.

Also note: One parent reports that if you contact the airlines for medical issues they will let you have the cheapest rate for the airfare, meaning even though you are leaving tomorrow, they will give you the same discount as though you did a 30 day advance ticket.

Note: Another listing of airline flights for kids.

Air Care Alliance

www.aircareall.org

This site lists many sources for assistance. "The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, environmental support, and other missions of public service."

Patient Travel Referral program

www.patienttravel.org

"The purpose of the Patient Travel Referral, a program of Mercy Medical Angels, is to ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical transportation."

Angel Wheels

www.angelwheels.org

Long distance ground transportation for patients at no cost.

Angel Flight, Inc. People Flying People in Need

www.angelflight.com

Angel Flight is a non-profit organization of pilots and other volunteers dedicated to serving the community by arranging free private air transportation for medical patients who cannot afford to utilize normal, commercial transportation. Angel Flight also provides services to blood, organ and tissue banks. Angel Flight is a member of Air Care Alliance

This is a small volunteer organization that operates (only) in and around Oklahoma.

Angel Charity Network

www.aircharitynetwork.org

Air Charity Network™ (ACN) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. This is a network of volunteer pilot organizations - nationwide.

Children's Flight of Hope

www.childrensflightofhope.org

Children's Flight of Hope (CFOH) is changing that by providing air transportation for children to access specialized medical care.

Corporate Angel Network

www.corpangelnetwork.org

Free flights for cancer patients and their families. Private jets used by corporations that have empty seats, free flights. No financial requirements. One of many advantages is low risk of exposure to contagious illness because just a few people are on plane.

FOOTPRINTS in the Sky

footprintsflights.org

A Denver-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing flights to medical facilities throughout the United States for people in need of critical and life-saving medical care.

Lifeline Pilots

www.lifelinepilots.org

LifeLine Pilots facilitates free transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care.

Mercy Medical Airlift

www.mercymedical.org

Mercy Medical Airlift serves nationwide and is the oldest and largest charitable medical air transportation non-profit in the United States. Free airline tickets for cancer patients and their escorts are available year around. (MMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in situations of compelling human need through the provision of charitable air transportation. MMA is totally supported through charitable giving and the services of volunteer pilots and office assistants.

Miracle Flights for Kids

www.miracleflights.org

Miracle Flights provides children and their families free flights to distant, specialized care and valuable second opinions.

Operation Liftoff

www.operationliftoff.com

"Operation Liftoff provides air transportation for children with a life threatening illness for a treatment trip." Free flights, no financial requirements.

General Disclaimer

These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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