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Patient Travel and Lodging

Links to charitable or special fare flights to research and treatment sites, a nationwide directory of hospital hospitality houses for patients and families, and fee-for-service ambulance services.

Note: The organizations listed below are not Government agencies, and ORD does not endorse or promote any of these organizations. When you enter the Web sites listed below, you will leave the ORD Web site. Please return to our Web site to find more information on rare diseases research and related information, patient support groups and genetic testing laboratories and clinics.

National Patient Air Transport HELPLINE
Information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation. Provides referrals to appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.

CAN (Corporate Angel Network)
Arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. The patient is permitted to bring an adult companion; children can travel with two adults.

Angel Flight for Veterans
Resources for veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families in need of medical or compassionate air transportation.

Angel Flight Europe
A charitable organization that arranges free long distance transportation in non-emergency medical situations. No fees are charged for the transport. Angel Flight Europe serves the European Union and Switzerland. Angel Flight Europe expects to start operations on June 1, 2004, but may be able to help a limited number of patients before then.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses (NAHHH)
A nonprofit corporation serving facilities that provide lodging and other supportive services to patients and their families when confronted with medical emergencies.

Able American Jets
Airborne intensive care ambulance unit that responds to emergencies around the globe, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Air Ambulance Anywhere
Bedside to Bedside critical care transports, elective aeromedical transports, commercial airline stretcher services, and medical escorts for flights on commercial airlines.

Air Ambulance Anywhere (En Español)
Provee una variedad de servicios de transporte aeromédico de cama a cama, de transporte en cuidado crítico, transporte aeromédico electivo, servicio de camilla en aerolíneas y escolta médica para vuelos en aerolíneas comerciales.

Air Ambulance Specialists, Inc
Provides fixed wing air ambulance transport services for patients and family members and providers of medical care. AASI delivers "bed to bed" service, specialized medical care during transport, as well as other necessary incidentals for any of three levels of medical care; Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Critical Care on Domestic and International flights.

International listing of medical flight requests from parties seeking price quotes for flights 24 hours a day.

Last Reviewed: August 13, 2004

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