Family Budget Basics

Since every child undergoing a BMT needs a full time caregiver around the clock, this means that at least one adult in the family will have to be off work for many weeks and/or months, and possibly for a number of years. For many families, this means a significant loss of income at a time when their expenses greatly increase. We examine here the specific needs of BMT patient families in the areas of parental employment and living expenses, as well as the costs of the medical side of transplant, and offer some suggestions on how to meet these needs.