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Gaucher Disease

Program Status

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$ 23,000 per year. Patients may apply for a second grant during their eligibility period subject to availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Information About the Disease

Gaucher disease is a genetic disease in which a fatty substance (lipid) collects in cells and certain organs such as the spleen, liver, kidneys, lungs, brain and bone marrow. As a result, cells fill up with the undigested fat, referred to as Gaucher cells. The disease's bone-related symptoms can be particularly painful and debilitating, impairing a patient's mobility, and can cause delays in growth and development in children. In rare cases, the brain and nervous system are affected.

For more information visit the The National Gaucher Foundation, Inc. website or call 800-504-3189.