April 2009

  • Here are some facts about Organ Donation: 

    • Anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age, race or medical history.
    • All major religions in the United States support organ donation.
    • Organ donors can still have open-casket funerals.
    • Organ donation doesn't cost the donor's family any money.
    • If an individual is hospitalized, medical staff will provide the best possible care, whether or not the patient is an organ donor...
  • Check out photos from our Transplant Challenge Pizza Party, which was held at the NFT office in April 17.

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  • Louis Lopez, a loving father and devoted friend, began battling health problems several years ago. He was finally diagnosed with end-stage liver disease. Doctors say a liver transplant is his only hope for a second chance at life. Louis has been waiting for his second chance at life for more than five years.

    Louis' illness leaves him exhausted and unable to work. Despite his struggles, Louis has high hopes for the future and is thankful for the support of his loved ones. He...

  • Ray Jolly has been on the waiting list for a heart transplant for more than three years. Like other NFT patients and supporters, Ray is encouraging others to accept the Transplant Challenge to increase the number of organ donors. Ray knows all too well how vital it is to add new names to the organ donor registry so more patients can receive their lifesaving transplants.Watch...

  • The Transplant Challenge was in full swing as the National Foundation for Transplants partnered with the Memphis Grizzlies for NFT Night! More than 10,000 fans were in attendance as information about the Transplant Challenge was featured on the jumbotron. NFT staff members had a great time talking to people and spreading the word about the...

  • Friday, April 24, the National Foundation for Transplants will be in the spotlight as the Memphis Redbirds take on the Nashville Sounds. Please...

  • Days after his 18th birthday, Michael Noble came down with what he thought was the flu. After experiencing uncontrollable nosebleeds, a test showed that his blood pressure was dangerously high....

  • We are happy to say that the NFT patients listed below received lifesaving transplants in March! We wish them the best in their recovery and will continue to provide support along the way. Many patients and their volunteers continue fundraising after transplantation, because the costs of medications and follow-up care continue to soar. We work with those patients to alleviate the financial burdens related to transplantation.

    • Fred "Pop" Bennett: liver at...