The PAN Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with von Willebrand disease. Von Willebrand disease is a serious blood disorder where the blood doesn’t clot properly. People living with this condition are at risk of experiencing excessive bleeding following an injury, surgery, or even common daily activities. It is a chronic disease that affects the circulatory system.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that between 1 and 100 of 10,000 individuals have this condition and that it is the most common genetic bleeding disorder.
“Individuals living with von Willebrand disease—especially older adults who may have other chronic conditions—must carefully manage and treat their condition,” said PAN President and CEO Dan Klein. “We are committed to helping this community access their healthcare treatment by providing support for their out-of-pocket costs.”
Patients who qualify are eligible to receive $10,200 per year in financial assistance to pay for the deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance costs associated with their treatment for von Willebrand disease.
To get financial assistance for von Willebrand disease, patients must:
- Be getting treatment for von Willebrand disease.
- Have health insurance that covers the qualifying medication or product.
- Have an income that falls at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.
How to apply
Patients or caregivers applying on their behalf can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal. To apply on behalf of a patient, providers can use the provider portal, while pharmacists can use the pharmacy portal. A series of how-to guides are also available for the patient portal, including common tasks like creating an account and applying for assistance online. PAN grant recipients may also qualify for transportation assistance to allow them to get to doctor’s appointments and pharmacy visits. Learn more, here.
About the PAN Foundation
The PAN Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
Since 2004, we have provided nearly 1 million underinsured patients with $4 billion in financial assistance. Partnering with generous donors, healthcare providers, and pharmacies, we provide the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Learn more at panfoundation.org.
Liz Eckert, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
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