To be eligible for lodging at Gift of Life Transplant House you must be a solid organ, bone marrow, or stem cell Mayo Clinic transplant patient. All ages of transplant patients are welcome – pediatric to adult. To become a guest at Gift of Life Transplant House, you are required to take a guided tour.
Prior to your first stay at Gift of Life Transplant House it is mandatory to have a tour. A tour is required because the house relies on the cooperation and compliance of every guest to ensure the house remains a clean and safe environment for all immune-suppressed guests.
Tours are available Monday – Friday between 10 am and 4 pm by appointment only. During the tour, we explain the house’s policies. If these policies are agreeable to the prospective guests, we will document the desired lodging dates and ask that the prospective guest call us the business day before arriving in Rochester. Tours take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
CONFIRMING YOUR STAY
Once the tour has been completed, we will document the desired lodging dates and ask that the prospective guest call us the business day before arriving in Rochester. We do NOT and simply cannot extend “reservations” as the term implies. Due to the nature of our guests’ medical conditions, we cannot expect them to have firm check-out dates. Consequently, we cannot guarantee a room days in advance to an incoming guest. If you have not heard from us, we ask that you call the day before arriving in Rochester as this is the earliest we can confirm whether or not a room has been assigned.
Gift of Life Transplant House charges a nominal $30 per night for lodging and an additional $40 one-time-fee for room cleaning to help us maintain a healthy environment for our immune-suppressed guests. The cleaning fee is charged on the first night. Payments may be by cash, check, traveler’s check or credit card (VISA/MasterCard/Discover) (American Express is not accepted).
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