We make two types of charitable contributions that help ensure good heart health for individuals and the community:
Healthcare organizations can apply for patient product donations when treatment plans include Abbott products if the patient does not have insurance, and cannot afford treatment. Our grant committee will determine what product(s) to donate based on the country where the device will be implanted.
The timeline for submitting an application depends on whether the device will be implanted within or outside the United States:
An official letter of request on institution letterhead is required and should contain the following information:
Download a sample letter of request.
Download an LVAD sample letter of request. This letter template is specifically for LVAD charitable product requests.
We consider charitable requests from organizations that do work related to cardiac arrhythmia, electrophysiology, heart failure, coronary, structural heart or vascular disease states and therapies:
Completed applications must be received at least 45 days before the event, activity or program.
Additional documents are required for some grant types.
We may make an exception for products being implanted in the United States only.
In the rare event of a medical emergency or similar compelling reason requiring immediate use of an Abbott product that may be eligible for donation, you may submit an application up to five days AFTER the implant of the product.
However, the applicant must demonstrate why the application could not be submitted before the implant procedure. The application will go to the Grant Committee for review using the same process and criteria as with any other request.
The fact that the product has already been implanted will have no bearing on the Grant Committee’s decision, and the applicant bears the risk that the application may be denied.
If your application is submitted with less than the required timeline, you must also contact the Grant Coordinator by email.
The Abbott Grant Committee reviews and makes decisions for all applications. During its review of applications,
Monetary donation applications are typically approved or denied within six weeks after we have received a complete application.
No. Consistent with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and Abbott policy, Abbott does not permit sales or marketing personnel to participate in the approval process.
No. Always submit your request allowing plenty of time to seek alternative funding in case the Grant Committee decides to eliminate or reduce the support you received in the past.
No. The grant committee does not approve multiple requests for the same event, activity or program. There are other possible sources of funding within Abbott that could be appropriate for events that did not qualify for grants. Please contact the Grant Coordinator if you have questions.
Abbott is certified to follow the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.
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