November 2008

  • Thank YOU!

    November 25, 2008

    This year, everyone at the National Foundation for Transplants is giving thanks to the wonderful transplant professionals we work with from day to day. Whether you are a social worker, financial coordinator, transplant coordinator, transplant surgeon or any other professional who works with transplant candidates and recipients-THANK YOU!

    So many patients needing transplants are worried and unsure of the process. However, transplant professionals are dedicated to supporting patients...

  • Celebrating 25 Years!

    November 21, 2008

    For more than 25 years, the National Foundation for Transplants has been helping transplant candidates and recipients raise funds for their transplant-related expenses. Last night we held our first annual open house, to celebrate of our 25th birthday!

    In 1983, three women sat around the kitchen table to think of ways to help someone in need of an organ transplant. That first successful "campaign," led to the early days of NFT, which has now helped thousands of patients...

  • Many don't know where to turn when they hear the astronomical costs for transplant surgery. At NFT, we help patients work with a group of volunteers to raise funds for their transplant-related expenses. Below are a few frequently asked questions that we hope to answer for those seeking fundraising experience.

    1. What expenses will NFT cover?

    NFT can help with transplant costs; hospital bills and deposits; doctors' appointments; pharmacy needs;...

  • For 36 years, Mike George devoted his heart and soul to the lives of countless students during his career as a high school science teacher and...

  • Utilizing the numerous tools the Internet has to offer can really help your fundraising campaign! Below are a few ways your campaign can benefit from the Internet.

    • Get the word out there. By creating a blog or Web site, you can reach a broader audience.
    • Ask people for donations. Whether it is through an e-mail solicitation or an appeal on your Web site, simply explain your problem and ask people for help.
    • Encourage people to visit NFT’s...
  • In 1998, Susan Grant received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Without that transplant, Susan would not have had the opportunity for a second chance at life.

    After being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, doctors told Susan a bone marrow transplant was her only hope.

    Although several candidates in the U.S. matched Susan on six different testing levels, each of the U.S. candidates refused to take the DNA component matching test, which forced Susan to begin an...