September 2009

  • Congratulations to the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute for reaching a milestone in transplantation! The Methodist Transplant Institute, along with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, performed its 1,000th liver transplant Monday, September 28. Only 33 liver transplant programs in the U.S. have reached this milestone, out of a total of 126 liver programs in the country.

    We greatly appreciate the work of the Methodist Transplant Institute and the...

  • Terri has been battling diabetes since she was just 11 years old. She struggled with the illness for years and even went into a coma...

  • How does NFT work?
    NFT helps establish fundraising campaigns in patient communities. Our trained fundraising consultants work with each campaign to develop personalized fundraising goals and tailored methods to raise funds. NFT also writes personalized appeal letters and works with the media to raise awareness in the community about the patient's needs.

    Funds raised are placed in a specified NFT state organ/tissue fund, and NFT tracks donations made in honor of specific...

  • Are You a Bone Marrow Donor?

    September 22, 2009

    As this CNN article explains, "For minorities, the wait for a bone marrow match can be long." While there are 7 million registered bone marrow donors on the Be The Match Registry, the percentage of minorities who have registered is very small. In fact, Hispanic donors account for only 9% of the millions registered.

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  • Astellas Ride of a Lifetime

    September 16, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners of the Astellas Ride of a Lifetime contest! The five winners were chosen after submitting essays about their transplantation experience. All five contest winners, who received lifesaving transplants, will travel to Pasadena, CA and ride aboard the Donate Life float in the 2010 Rose Parade!

    To see the list of winners and read a little about them, click here....

  • As you may already know, GoodSearch is a very easy search engine, like Google or Yahoo, that donates money to your designated charity each time you search. Now they have made it even easier to raise money for your favorite cause! Visit GoodSearch.com to register and select NFT to benefit from your online searches!

    By downloading this GoodSearch toolbar, its search functions are easily accessible within your Web browser...

  • NFT patient Chad Freckleton began experience health problems not long after he and his wife, Marcie, graduated...

  • August Transplant Birthdays

    September 8, 2009

    We're so excited for the NFT patients who received lifesaving transplants last month! We wish them the best in their recovery and healing.

  • Joyce Russ has lived a life of turmoil for the past four years. In 2005, Joyce, like many others, was uprooted due to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Joyce, a native of New Orleans, was forced to evacuate her home and found refuge in Lake Charles with her husband of 46 years.

    Following Hurricane Katrina, Joyce and her husband, both retired teachers, were again forced to evacuate the...

  • Everyone at the National Foundation for Transplants is so grateful to our dedicated supporters and donors throughout the Memphis area and across the country. We would like to give a special thank you to White Stone Missionary Baptist Church, whose congregation has been a devoted donor to NFT since 1996!

    This generous group began supporting the mission of NFT to honor a church member who passed away after battling angiosclerosis, a condition...