NFT Patient Still Waiting After 5 Years

April 20, 2009

Louis Lopez, a loving father and devoted friend, began battling health problems several years ago. He was finally diagnosed with end-stage liver disease. Doctors say a liver transplant is his only hope for a second chance at life. Louis has been waiting for his second chance at life for more than five years.

Louis' illness leaves him exhausted and unable to work. Despite his struggles, Louis has high hopes for the future and is thankful for the support of his loved ones. He looks forward to the lifesaving transplant that will allow him to spend more time with his family and friends. But he needs your help.

A liver transplant costs approximately $520,000. And that's only the beginning. Even with health insurance, Louis will face significant medical expenses. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month--and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.

Too many patients like Louis are waiting for lifesaving transplants because of the national shortage of organ donors. Please help these patients by accepting the Transplant Challenge to become an organ donor.