April 2010

  • It’s almost time to submit entries for the 6th annual Astellas Ride of a Lifetime contest! Five transplant recipients will win a five-night trip for two to California to ride on the...

  •  In 2004, Terri first noticed troubling symptoms, such as redness and swelling in her hands. After a local rheumatologist reviewed her records, symptoms and blood tests, she immediately knew something was wrong. Terri soon learned she was suffering from systemic scleroderma, an autoimmune disease causing her immune system to attack her body, especially her lungs. Doctors have told Terri a lung transplant is...

  • We are thrilled for the following patients who received transplants in March, and we wish them the best in their recovery!


  • Kermit Blondheim (bone marrow) at Mayo Clinic in Florida


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  • Last weekend, volunteers held a brisket dinner in honor of NFT patient Ray Ramirez. Ray is awaiting a lifesaving liver transplant because of a tainted blood transfusion he received in 1989. The event was a huge success, raising more than $2,000 to assist with Ray's transplant-related expenses.

    If you and your volunteers are thinking of planning a fundraiser in the future, consider holding a dinner like Ray's at a...

  • Dish It Out 2010

    April 13, 2010

    On April 8, ten Memphis-area restaurants participated in our first-ever Dish It Out event by donating a percentage of their profits to NFT. Thank you to everyone who had lunch or dinner at one of the fabulous participating restaurants!

    Special thanks to the following restaurants who were generous enough to 'Dish It Out' for NFT!

  • The American Transplant Foundation (ATF), a nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate our country's shortage of transplant organs, wants to know why YOU support organ and tissue donation.

    In celebration of National Donate Life Month, ATF and Donate Life Colorado present the “Show Us Your Heart” video contest. They are looking for videos that convey the importance of organ and tissue...

  • GoodSearch will donate $1 for every toolbar that is downloaded between April 6 at 9 a.m. (EST) and April 9 at 9 a.m. (EST) up to $5,000! Click here to download the GoodSearch Toolbar.

    Our NFT toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause every time you search or shop online! Once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to...

  • Did You Know?

    • As of April 5, there were 106,742 Americans awaiting lifesaving transplants.
    • More than 84,000 Americans need a kidney transplant to survive, but last year only 16,829 kidney transplants were performed.
    • 18 people die every day while waiting for a transplant.
    • 1 organ donor can save 8 lives and change the lives of more than 50 people.
    • Almost anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age or medical history.
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