At the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, we recognize what a burden it can be for families to deal with the extra costs of travel & living expenses while waiting for a lung transplant out-of-province. Beginning in January, 2018, anyone on the wait list for a lung transplant out-of-province is eligible to apply for a one-time $500 travel assistance funding. This can either be applied for when relocating for the transplant operation or when required to go for assessment. Financial support is also available to patients who are post-transplant and looking for assistance with fitness-related fees ($200).*
The Lung Transplant Support Fund is a program of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia that is designed to offer modest support ($500) to individuals who have to travel out-of-province to receive a lung transplant.*
Residents of Nova Scotia who must travel out of the Province to receive a lung transplant (or lung transplant assessment) after January 1, 2018
How do I apply for the Lung Transplant Support Fund?
1. The applicant must complete an application form.
Transplant Application Form
(click to download a copy)
2. The referring physician section must be completed and signed by the referring physician/specialized physician.
3. The completed form should then be sent to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia
What Financial Assistance is Available under the Program?
The Lung Association of Nova Scotia provides a modest financial contribution to patients awaiting a lung transplant. Financial support is also available to help with gym membership fees for lung transplant patients who are post-transplant.**
All applications are reviewed on an individual basis. Once your application has been received, it will take 2-4 weeks for review of your application. If your application has been approved you should receive your bursary within 4-6 weeks upon receiving your application.
If you require further information you can contact:
The Lung Association of Nova Scotia
200-6331 Lady Hammond Road
Halifax, NS B3K 2S2
Tel: ((902) 443-8141
Fax: (902) 445-2573
Toll Free: 1-888-566-5864
Post Transplant Exercise Assistance
Funds are also available to assist with gym membership fees for post-transplant patients. Click HERE to apply for post-transplant exercise assistance. ** Respirologist/referring physician section of application does not need to be completed if the patient previously applied for travel assistance support.
*To qualify for the $500 Lung Transplant Support fund, patients must be receiving/or received a lung transplant after January 1, 2018
**To qualify for the $200 Post-Transplant Exercise Assistance, patients mist be returning from lung transplant surgery no earlier than January 1, 2018