Is there a risk of transplant patients traveling abroad? Is it a good idea to obtain Medical Travel Insurance in case there are problems on the trip. I am not sure if Asian hospitals would accept my Health Insurance. What do you guys know about the risk? We may be in Asia for a month. What concerns would you have for a trip like this? Any tips or advice welcome.

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife! to add comments!

Join TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!

Comment by Catherine (Cathy) on January 26, 2010 at 1:35pm
I wanted to go to Haiti and help with the University of Miami.............. Transplant said no I shouldn't go there I didn't think of all disease only wounds and broken bones etc. That country is so poor none are vaccinated for much of anything.... I really wanted to go and help...... But, I sent my donation and pray for those people everyday!!! A little off the subject............
Comment by Paul Anthony Worthington on January 22, 2010 at 9:04am
Hi Cindy,

From passed experience I have always been advised to ensure that I have adequate travel insurance, adequate to ensure that I would be able to receive ANY treatment I many have needed. Luckily I never did require treatment, but I have always been the type of person who likes to play it safe.

Speak to your travel company or whomever you book your holiday with, explain your situation and where you are travelling to and they will be able to point you in the right direction, they may even recommend a good insurance company for you to obtain a quote from.

Hope this helps?

Best wishes,

Paul

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Karen Weddick left a comment for Nancy O
"Hi Nancy: I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and…"
34 minutes ago
Nancy O is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
17 hours ago
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems…"
Wednesday
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"First-year students at the Purdue Vet School were attending their first> anatomy class with a real dead cow.> > They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a> white sheet. The professor started the class by…"
Wednesday
Transplant Links Community added a discussion to the group Team Kidney
Thumbnail

How has a kidney transplant changed your life?

Are you a kidney donor or recipient? How was the experience of having a transplant for you? What was it like knowing you were giving someone the chance of a new life, or knowing that your life was going to be turned around for the better? I'd love to hear your experiences.See More
Monday
Caring 4 Carrie posted a blog post

Are The Kidneys Apart Of An Anatomic Stystem?

According to Kidney facts.org, the kidneys belong to the urinary system. The urinary system is made of the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra.See More
Monday
John Presley Robertson posted a photo
Monday
Profile IconJohn Presley Robertson and ChrisBlacK71581 joined TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
Sunday
ChrisBlacK71581 left a comment for Fay
"What are you on transplant list for?"
Sunday
Fay is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
Oct 24
Lili Feldman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"I'm mailing you a white flag."
Oct 24
Transplant Links Community posted a group
Thumbnail

New kidney - new life

For those people who have received a kidney transplant and it has turned their life around. Please share how your kidney transplant (recent or now) has made a difference to your life and those around you.See More
Oct 24
David Goodman replied to Walter s's discussion what anxiety meds have you used after transplant ?
"What A. Front said..."
Oct 23
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"I've torn out my alarm system & d-registered from the NeighborhoodWatch. I've got two Pakistani flags raised in my front garden, one at eachcorner and the black flag of ISIS in the center. The local police, State Police, FBI…"
Oct 23
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"Frank always looked on the bright side. He would constantly irritate hisfriends with his eternal optimism.No matter how horrible the circumstance, he would always reply, "It couldhave been worse."To cure him of his annoying habit, his…"
Oct 23
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"Cute, Karen!"
Oct 23

quick links!

 follow transplant cafe:

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to TransplantCafe

Meet Members by Transplant Type

Heart Kidney
Liver Single Lung
Double Lung Pancreas
Intestinal Bone Marrow
Tissue Kidney / Pancreas
Other Transplant

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by TransplantCafe.com.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service