Blood is an important resource as far as human functionality is concerned. On the other hand, it is very common to find that when a person is suffering from a chronic disease like anemia, he or she will be forced to look for a donor and if they cannot find a willing donor; then the next practical thing to do is buy blood from a blood bank. Buying blood is expensive and this is therefore one of the costs that has been catered for by the Medicare supplement plans. There are number of Medicare plans which will cater for blood related benefits but not entirely.

For instance, the Medicare supplement plan A will pay benefits associated with the need to get blood from the facility blood bank. However, there is a limit in which these benefits will be enjoyed.  For instance if you have enrolled for the Medicare supplement plan A, you are entitled to the first three pints of blood from a blood bank. After the three blood pints have been used, you will not be entitled to it because the policy states that only three pits is guaranteed.

All the other Medicare supplement plans will offer the same benefit except Plan K and L. Plan K will offer you 50% of the three pints of blood whereas plan L will offer 75% of the three pints stated in the Medicare policy. One will ask the question, why is this so? A critical thinker will say that blood is a scare and precious commodity and that it the reason why the health benefits attached to it is also limited. This is true because blood costs are too much and it can even exceed the amount of premiums contributed over a specified period of time.

From the 50% medical benefit on the three pints of blood, you are entitled to half of the three pints of blood stated in the Medicare policy. If you are suffering from long term anemia, then it is better to avoid plan K and L because of the simple fact that you will not benefit enough from the half of the three pints of blood. If that is your case, it is important to consider going for other plans will offer you maximum amount of benefits as far as Medicare supplement plans are concerned.