February 2010

  • As essential to Chris Klug as his preparation time on Cypress Mountain was the stop he planned Wednesday afternoon in downtown Vancouver.

    At Vancouver General Hospital, the liver transplant recipient turned Olympic snowboard medalist talked about the importance of organ donation and the role it has played in his life. That, along with boarding, has become his passion. Klug, 37, has become a tireless transplant advocate, authoring a...

  • Every once in a while, we like to post a few frequently asked questions about NFT. To find the answers to more FAQ, visit the NFT Web site.

    Who is eligible for NFT's services?
    NFT provides services to transplant candidates awaiting organ and/or tissue transplants, as well as patients who have already received their transplants. NFT patients must be U.S. citizens or legally documented residents. We assist...

  • After coping with IGA Nephropathy for three years, Chris Strouth learned he needed a lifesaving kidney transplant. Chris had always been upbeat about battling his illness, which he called “Harold,” so when he learned of his need for a transplant, he immediately turned to his social networks.

    "I need a kidney,” he wrote on Twitter. Later, he...

  • Recently, USA Today featured an article about a new Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) explaining how the advancements of the machine may save even more lives.

    The HeartMate II is the second in a series of pumps designed to sustain heart-failure patients until a donor heart becomes available.

    A souped-up successor to the HeartMate I, which offered patients only a...

  • As you may already know, February is National Heart Month. Throughout this month, we hope to raise awareness about heart disease and the range of people it can affect.

    After the...

  • In 2007, Ricardo “Ricky” Santiago was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, caused by medication he received as a child during chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. In 2005, doctors implanted a pacemaker to help regulate his heart. Although the pacemaker initially helped, doctors soon realized Ricardo needed a heart transplant to survive. He has been on the transplant waiting list for more than a year....

  • The following patients received lifesaving transplants in January, and we are so happy for them!

    As you may know, transplant patients face a lifetime of follow-up care and medications to keep their new organs healthy. NFT will continue helping these patients raise funds so they can focus on their new lives without worrying about the expenses!

  • Holly Julian of San Antonio has battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for the past 18 years. Her allergy/...

  • NFT in Atlanta

    February 3, 2010

    NFT board and staff members had a wonderful time in Atlanta where they visited Emory Transplant Center and hosted a reception for transplant professionals, NFT patients and supporters.
     

    NFT board and staff members with Dr...

  • HRSA News Release:
    In September, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented awards to 428 of the nation’s hospitals for their success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation.

    Hospital executives, together with their partners in all 58 federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs), received the Department’s Medal of...