Transplant Patients Medical Transportation Tips and Facts
Once a patient is placed on a waiting list for a transplant, we recommend that you contact U.S. Air Ambulance immediately regarding medical air transport to the waiting hospital. Please do not wait until you are told that an organ has been located. Be as prepared as possible in advance so that there is no delay in getting the patient to the hospital.
Call us in advance. Our Patient Transport Specialists will take all of the necessary information and keep it on file. When you get the call, weeks, months or even years later, we will have all of the information readily available and can quickly - often given just a two- to three-hour window - schedule an air ambulance plane and flight crew, medical crew and complete all ground transportation logistics. Our Patient Transport Specialists are available by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To be fully prepared, we suggest the following:
- Keep a suitcase packed and ready so you can leave on a moment's notice.
- Discuss with us the pickup location and test your route ahead of time.
- Ensure funding is ready and available when you get the call that the organ is available.
- Do not schedule a trip without comprehensive preplanning.
Please call 800-633-5384 today for specific information to help arrange the logistics of your organ transplant. We are available to help you 24 hours a day, 52 weeks a year.