There are corporations and nonprofits that offer assistance to families who are traveling for medical purposes. Following is a list of those resources.
Air Care Alliance – Referral agency for TWA Operation Liftoff and AirLife Line
Air Flight America – A national network of volunteer pilots who provide free air transportation for ambulatory patients and time critical cargo.
American Airlines / Miles for Kids in Need – American Airlines offers one flight per patient; must be referred by a non-profit organization. Based on financial need which must be verified. Telephone (817) 469-9474 Fax 817-275-6005
Angel Flight – 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. (800) 296-1217
Corporate Angel Network – Flights on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients. (866) 328-1313
Miracle Flights for Kids – Provides free access to health care for families who cannot afford transportation to treatment centers anywhere in America. (702) 261-0494 Fax: (702) 261-0497
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses – Provides information about facilities offering lodging for families and/or patients during medical treatment away from home. (800) 542-9730
National Patient Travel Hotline – serves to make referrals and provide “how to get there” assistance for any patient needing to travel to a distant specialized medical facility for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients served are people for whom the cost of long-distance travel for medical care is difficult financially. (800)296-1217
Northwest Airlines / Kidcares – donated Northwest Airline WorldPerks® miles are used to provide free air travel for a child, accompanied by one parent or guardian, to obtain needed medical treatment. (612)726-4206