Ava’s Heart is a California-based 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization that provides critically needed assistance that insurance does not cover to transplant patients who are unable to access or afford it. Core to these services is providing the mandated pre & post-transplant housing, in addition to ancillary supportive services for those who travel to the Los Angeles area for their transplant-related care.
Also, integral to our mission is to assist donor families with burial expenses and to promote organ donation.
To financially help every transplant and donor family in California, and then the United States who are in need.
To provide innovative wraparound services to transplant and donor families.
To create systemic change that allows for increased access to transplant services:
Since one of the crucial components of being eligible to receive a lifesaving organ is to prove access to temporary housing near the transplant center, access to lifesaving transplants becomes not only a medical issue, but also one of healthcare inequity. Low-income and other historically disenfranchised communities are less likely to have the resources to meet these criteria. Ava’s Heart is committed to addressing and reducing this disparity to save the lives of those who need transplants for survival.
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If You are in Need
If you are a transplant or donor family in need of assistance, submit an application.
Ava’s Heart housing initiative helps provide a home away from home for transplant patients and their caregivers, in Southern California, by providing the doctor mandated 3 months of housing post transplant near one’s transplant center.
Ava’s Heart is pursuing the creation of a sustainable and reliable recurring source of revenue through the California specialty license plate program that will provide sustained funding to save the lives of those who need transplants for survival.