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.

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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

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