Extreme Makeover Helps Bone Marrow Transplant Patient

November 19, 2009

Recently, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featured bone marrow transplant recipient, Joey Stott, a 34-year-old wife and mother. Even though Joey had health insurance when she was treated for leukemia in 2004, she is still paying off $40,000 in uninsured medical bills from her lifesaving marrow transplant. “I didn’t think about the medical bills while in the hospital and my husband didn’t either, but there was a lot to think about when I got home,” said Joey.

Joey found her donor match through the Be the Match registry, after none of her family members were a match for her bone marrow transplant. She also received help through the Be the Match Patient Assistance Program.

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