Other Expenses

Families face many other non-medical expenses related to their child’s BMT. It is helpful to know in advance what types of extra costs there may be, to help with budget planning and/or fundraising (see Paying for for BMT for further details). Typical extra expenses include:

  • Meals away from home
  • Special foods and comfort items for patient
  • Phone and communication (Internet, etc.) fees
  • Special clothing needs of patient (head coverings, adapting to changes in body size, front-opening tops)
  • Pre- and post-BMT outpatient care
  • Patient/family living expenses
  • Prescription drug costs: co-pays or full amount, during¬† outpatient phases
  • Medical supplies, OTC drugs and comfort items