January 2009

  • Online Fundraising

    January 29, 2009

    NFT has begun working with our patients to explain the benefits of raising awareness and funds online. Tools like blogs, Facebook, MySpace and a personal Web site can be very useful components of a fundraising campaign.

    We encourage patients to view the Internet as a helpful tool while fundraising for their transplant needs. NFT is prepared to help transplant patients utilize the Internet within their own, individual campaigns.

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  • Because NFT is fortunate enough to serve nearly 800 transplant patients, we see a variety of specific medical needs each day. In the United States, more than 250 transplant centers operate daily to provide patients with the special medical attention necessary for transplantation. Among those transplant centers, many offer specialized, unique services to their patients.


    Indianapolis' Riley Hospital for Children is a...

  • Do you often find yourself searching or shopping on the Internet? Did you know you could support the National Foundation for Transplants by doing those same things online?

    Visit GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com to raise funds for NFT! By designating NFT as your chosen charity, we will receive 1.3 cents from each search conducted with GoodSearch and close to 3% of the purchase price through GoodShop!

    It's easy!

    1. Visit GoodSearch.com or GoodShop.com.
    2. ...
  • Below are some frequently asked questions about the services the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) can offer to transplant candidates and recipients:

    Will NFT disqualify a patient if he or she has insurance or a high income level? No! NFT never turns anyone away based on insurance coverage or income level. Even patients with good insurance or an upper-level income may not be prepared to face the soaring costs...

  • In 2008, the National Foundation for Transplants had a record-setting year by signing up 149 new transplant patients. Compared to 2007, NFT saw a 65% increase in the number of new patients. We are now currently serving nearly 800 patients! Please help us serve the needs of these patients.

    By offering fundraising support and guidance, NFT staff members assist patients as they raise awareness and funds for essential medications and medical care. We are looking forward to another...

  • NFT patient Michael Miller has been battling health issues since 1997. At 16 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which led to three transplants in 11 years. After his first transplant (cord blood) in 2001, complications from multiple infections took such a toll on his body that doctors were not sure he would make it.


    Once he recovered, Michael's mother, Freda, decided she never wanted him to miss out on anything in life. Soon after, she...

  • When you first heard that you or a loved one needed a transplant, what was your reaction? Many feel scared, maybe even frustrated. Fortunately, talking to others who have had the same emotions and felt the same pain can help alleviate some of those worries.

    While your transplant coordinator may know of support groups you can attend, there are also many discussion options through the Internet.

    NFT wants to help transplant patients find an online support system. Many of our...

  • A new technology hopes to create a greater success rate for kidney transplants. This CBS News special explains the benefits of the LifePort Kidney Transporter, which keeps the kidney active until it is transplanted.

  • As always, NFT would like to recognize our patients who received their lifesaving transplant operations in December.

    Sandy Brown (kidney) at Medical University of South Carolina
    Zoila Mora (bone marrow) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
    Eric Savage (stem cell) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Kathy Suher (bone...