March 2010

  • Several NFT staff and board members recently had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Linda Cendales, who is leading groundbreaking efforts in the area of hand transplantation. She has quite an impressive resumé and is overseeing the program at Emory Transplant Center in Atlanta. Dr. Cendales is the only surgeon in the...

  • After receiving a lifesaving kidney/pancreas transplant in 2003, Mike Greiner and his family are forever grateful for the generosity of Annie, the selfless woman who...

  • Eric Lindquester took daily anti-rejection medications for 14 years. But thanks to a study at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, those days are over.

    Born with biliary atresia, a rare and life-threatening liver disease, Eric received a liver transplant in 1990. He was only 5 months old. Today, Eric is an honor student and Eagle Scout, in his freshman year of college....

  • On Thursday, April 8, ten Memphis-area restaurants will Dish It Out for NFT by donating a percentage of their profits to help us assist patients throughout their transplant journeys.

    Planning a girls night out? What about a birthday dinner or book club meeting? You can support NFT by eating at one of...

  • On July 5, 2009, Nate Gunderson received a second chance at life thanks to a selfless woman who decided to become an organ donor. On March 13, 2010, Nate ran his first race since receiving his new heart in honor of his generous organ donor.

    We are so proud of Nate!

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  • Are you having trouble deciding how to kick-off your fundraising campaign? Do you need to raise more funds, but don't know how to get the momentum back? Our $10,000 Challenge might be exactly what you need!

    In each month’s issue of Creative Campaigns, we will outline event suggestions for the upcoming months. By following our suggested event guide, you could reach a goal of $10,000 by the end of 2010! Just follow our simple steps to keep the momentum and excitement going...

  • In 1996, Ed learned his kidneys were not properly filtering blood, and he was diagnosed with the early stages of chronic kidney disease. Last year, tests revealed his kidneys were failing and only functioning at 4 percent. Since last year's diagnosis, he has been enduring regular dialysis treatments. Doctors have told Ed a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.

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  • We are so excited for the following patients who received their lifesaving transplants last month!

  • Twitter has created “Twonate,” a new platform for its users to contribute to their favorite charities. Donating to NFT is easy!

    Simply enter your donation amount in our Twitter box on the right-hand side of the blog, or sign on to your Twitter account and tweet, “@twonate give $5 NFT here is my donation to help this charity.”

    Kudos to Twitter for providing an easy way for people to...