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Air Charity Network

Provides referrals to 1200 volunteer pilots who will fly needy patients for medical care.
Voice: 1-877-621-7177
Verified: 2/1/2013

National Patient Travel Center

Information and referral for persons who need cost effective transportation for specialized treatment after an illness or accident.
Voice: 1-800-296-1217
Verified: 2/1/2013

Miracle Flights for Kids

Arranges airplane travel for children and adults with healthcare problems. Need doctors note and 16 days advance notice.
Voice: 1-800-359-1711
Verified: 2/1/2013

American Red Cross

Provides disaster relief, emergency, health, safety and community services.
Voice: 1-800-733-2767
Verified: 2/1/2013

TSA Cares

1-855-787-2227 (questions prior to travel); 1-866-289-9673 (general questions, complaints) Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm EST (except federal holidays). Assists travelers with disabilities and medical conditions.
Voice: 1-855-787-2227
Verified: 2/1/2013

Air Ambulance Central

Will fly patients from anywhere for needed medical services.
Voice: 1-800-843-8418
Verified: 2/1/2013

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