How We Can Help
At the Icla da Silva Foundation, we know what it means to have a loved one suffering from blood cancer. Our mission is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors and providing support services to children and adults with leukemia and other diseases treatable by marrow transplants.
Our mission to support patients and their families come from personal experience.
We provide patients with emotional support, logistical information, and financial assistance.
We understand the challenges that bone marrow transplant candidates are met with during search and treatment. We work closely with patient families in order to understand their needs and arrange the necessary support.
We assist families with strategies to recruit potential donors. We also help them navigate the confusing medical care system. Additionally, we refer patients to various treatment centers across the country depending on the patient’s condition, so that different medical opinions can be taken into account.
For patients who demonstrate a financial need, our ICLA CARES program can provide financial assistance as they work through their bone marrow search and transplant treatment.
In order to be eligible for assistance, all of our patients must be in search or treatment for a bone marrow transplant at a hospital or critical care center based in the United States.
There are five grant opportunities for bone marrow and blood stem cell patients.
Priority for grants is given to patients meeting eligibility guidelines and demonstrating the greatest financial need.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our financial donors. Program continuation is dependent on the availability of funds and the program could be modified or discontinued at any time if funding is limited or no longer available.
The maximum grant allocated per patient is $1000.
Go to the Patient Registration Form.