April 2013

  • Kayla Gilbert

    At just 2 months old, Kayla Gilbert was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). The illness severely damaged her lungs, and she received a double-lung transplant in 2008. Sadly, her new lungs went into rejection, and she found herself once again awaiting a double-lung transplant.

    When doctors first discovered her original...

  • Joey Leger

    One morning in 2006, Joey awoke experiencing congestion and heaviness in his chest.

    Assuming he had the flu or a cold, he waited a couple days before visiting his doctor after he was able to find relief with a hot shower and rest. At the doctor’s office, Joey’s blood work revealed a white blood cell count that was off the charts, so he was encouraged...

  • Linking Hands for Life

    April 18, 2013

    If you're in the Memphis area, join us on Sunday, April 21 for Linking Hands for Life, a free music festival! Every year, Mid-South Transplant, our local organ procurement organization, puts on this wonderful event to celebrate the selfless generosity of organ donors.

    This year's event will be bigger than ever with performances by American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre and Alexis Grace, along...

  • Happy new birthday to the following patients who received lifesaving transplants last month!

  • We're thrilled that Christian Brothers High School is partnering with the National Foundation for Transplants and our Raise Hope with Rockey campaign to raise awareness about organ donation. Students from three local schools are joining in the campaign, which is also raising funds for NFT. The school campaigns are all leading up to the big event--Organ Donation Awareness Night with the Memphis Redbirds!

    This is our...

  • April is National Donate Life Month, a time to encourage others to become organ donors. Registering as an organ donor is simple. Be a hero by signing up to save lives.

    Right now, more than 117,700 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. However, last year, only about 28,000 patients received transplants. As you can see, there is a major shortage of organ donors in our country. Please take this time to consider...