If you or someone close to you is due to have a blood or marrow transplant money might be the last thing on your mind.

The transplant journey can bring extra expenses. You may have to travel to hospital, and this could mean paying for fares, petrol or parking. You may need a special diet. Your heating bills could go up because you are at home more during the day. At the same time, having a transplant may mean a loss of income if you can’t work because you are ill or caring for someone.

The financial balance can be tipped in the wrong direction, even if you have always been careful with your money. Maybe you are worried about getting into debt and want to take steps to prevent this from happening. Perhaps you find yourself in debt for the first time, or the debts you had before are becoming unmanageable.

If you get into debt because of reduced income and higher outgoings due to a blood or marrow transplant, seek help as soon as possible, and do not panic. One of the first people to see is the social worker at the hospital, click on the link to see more information. 

Citizens Advice Bureau also gives debt counselling and advice:

http://www.leedscab.org.uk/

Macmillan has debt advice:

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Financialissues/Managing%20your%20debt/Selfhelpguide.aspx

The consumer credit counselling service provides free, anonymous debt management advice:

http://www.cccs.co.uk/

 

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