There are many costs tied to having an unrelated donor bone marrow or cord blood transplant. Each center varies on what it charges for different services, and these costs change from year to year. For example, the cost of a cord blood unit varies and is established by individual cord blood banks.
Finding cost information for specific transplant centers
Most transplant centers have a financial representative who can answer your questions about transplant-related costs; look for contact information in the Financial Services section of the U.S. transplant center listings.
Learning about your insurance coverage
It is very important to find out early in the process what kind of coverage you have for transplant. Every health care plan pays for the transplant process in different ways. Some pay for all of it, some pay for part of it and some do not pay for it at all. Some plans require you to go to specific transplant centers.
Your health care plan has customer service staff and case managers to answer your questions about coverage. They will also be able to tell you which transplant centers are covered and at what rate.