August 2017

  • Advocates for federal tax deductions and credits suggest the lack of financial compensation for donors may be responsible for tens of thousands of needless deaths. Evidence indicates that living donors in the United States experience significant financial costs.  At the National Foundation for Transplants, we see our patients and their potential living donors struggle with this reality.  Read about our Living Donor Program on this site.

    “The organ shortage has existed...

  • NFT Patient of the Month 2017-08-16 10:31

    Melissa had her left lobe lung removed when she was just twelve years old, and suffered from fibrosis for the last fifteen years.

    Six years ago, she was properly diagnosed with alpha-one trypsin deficiency. Thankfully, Melissa was given a second chance at life when she received a double lung transplant on March 31, 2017!

    At the time of her transplant, Melissa was at thirteen percent lung capacity....

  • MEMPHIS (August 8, 2017) – As of August 1, 2017, Good Shepherd Pharmacy and National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) have partnered together to bring affordable medication to Tennessee transplant patients. NFT assists families with financial hardships by providing grants for transplant related expenses, and now their patients will also have access to either free or at-cost prescription medication through Good Shepherd Pharmacy.

    Since Good Shepherd is licensed as a mail order...