No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof Of Payment.

(By JoNel Aleccia for Kaiser Health News)

When Patrick Mannion heard about the Michigan woman denied a heart transplant because she couldn’t afford the anti-rejection drugs, he knew what she was up against.

On social media posts of a letter that went viral last month, Hedda Martin, 60, of Grand Rapids, was informed that she was not a candidate for a heart transplant because of her finances. It recommended “a fundraising effort of $10,000.” Continue reading article here…

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