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Free Medical Air Transport for Patients with Limited Financial Resources
AirLifeLine is a national, non-profit organization of private pilots who donate their time, skills, aircraft and fuel to fly medical missions. Founded in 1978, the program assists ambulatory patients who need life-sustaining treatment at a medical facility far from home and who cannot afford the cost of travel. This includes “stand-by” missions where timing is critical, such as in the case of an organ transplant. (The program also provides efficient transport of time-critical medical cargo.)
Transportation is also provided for an accompanying support person. There is absolutely no charge to the patient. The pilot donates the entire expense of the mission.
AirLifeLine screens potential passengers using the following criteria:
The services are not limited to patients within a specific age group or with a specific diagnosis/condition. All pilots meet the federal aviation proficiency requirements and have a current medical certificate and aircraft insurance.
For more information, contact AirLifeLine at 6133 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822, (800) 446-1231 or (916) 429-2500.
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