FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Assistance Fund Opens Copay Assistance Program for Individuals with Thrombocytopenia
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 27, 2018 — The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, announced the launch of a new copay assistance program for individuals with Thrombocytopenia. Eligible individuals may receive financial support for their medication copayments for the condition.
Platelets, also called thrombocytes, help the blood to clot. People with Thrombocytopenia have an abnormally low blood platelet count, which creates a risk of internal and external bleeding. In severe cases of Thrombocytopenia, serious and potentially fatal bleeding could occur. Treatments may include medicines, blood or platelet transfusions, or, in rare cases, removal of the spleen.1
“Severe cases of Thrombocytopenia may require a patient to pursue treatment that can come with high out-of-pocket costs,” said Mark P. McGreevy, President and CEO, The Assistance Fund. “We are pleased to open this new Thrombocytopenia Copay Assistance Program to help eligible patients by alleviating some of the financial burden of their treatment.”
To learn more or determine eligibility for financial support from The Assistance Fund, individuals should visit tafcares.org or call 855-396-5088 to speak with a patient advocate.
A list of all the programs available at The Assistance Fund can be found on the website tafcares.org.
About The Assistance Fund
The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses. The Assistance Fund currently manages more than 40 programs – each of which covers the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease. Since its founding in 2009, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 73,000 adults and children access the medicines they need to stay healthy or manage a chronic condition. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or for information on how to donate, please visit tafcares.org.
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1- “Thrombocytopenia.” National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/thrombocytopenia