The Icla da Silva Foundation saves the lives of patients with diseases whose only cure is a bone marrow or cord blood transplant by providing emotional, logistical, and financial support to remove barriers to treatment.
We work with our patients one-on-one to understand their needs and help them on their journey to a cure. We know what it means to have a loved one suffering from a critical medical condition and we take to our hearts the mission of supporting patients and their families.
Finding a matching donor is a primary concern for the patients we support. We work with patient families to build recruitment strategies, helping to add more potential donors to the national bone marrow registry.
According to their condition, we also refer patients to treatment centers across the country, ensuring that different medical opinions can be considered. Additionally, we help families navigate the confusing medical care system.
For patients demonstrating financial need, our Icla Cares program provides grants specific to the needs of bone marrow or cord blood transplant patients. We help to cover the cost of transportation, meals, housing/lodging, and other critical expenses that are associated with receiving treatment and transplants. Most insurance companies do not cover these expenses.