• November Patient of the Month: Paul Pokorny

    During a routine check-up, Paul Pokorny learned his white blood cell count was low.

    Further testing revealed he was suffering from myelodysplasia (MDS), which came as quite a shock because he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms or health issues. Doctors told him a bone marrow transplant was necessary. He then sought treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa...

  • Dancing Queen

    October 14, 2014

    Karen Ettinger and her twin brother, Kevin, share a special bond, and they went through every step of Karen's transplant journey together.

    Kevin spent his career in the fashion industry as a designer specializing in wedding dresses. Throughout the years, he has amassed an impressive collection of antique wedding dresses, and Kevin and his partner, Dave,...

  • Monique Owen

    In 2010, Monique was diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which has caused irreversible damage to her lungs.

    Doctors say a lung transplant is essential to her survival. Sadly, she understands the effects of lung disease all too well, as her mother lost her health battle with lung cancer in the late 90s.

    This has been a...

  • Keena Jones had many labels--daughter, sister, aunt best friend and cancer survivor just to name a few.

    While Keena was thrilled to beat breast cancer in 2011, her triumph turned to worry years later when she learned the chemotherapy that had saved her life had also caused acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

    Doctors said a bone marrow transplant was necessary, and thankfully her father, Fred, was a perfect donor...

  • Another Way to Help NFT

    September 18, 2014

    Does your workplace participate in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving campaign? Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the CFC campaign season (September 1 to December 15) support eligible nonprofit organizations like NFT that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

    You can help by pledging your gift to the National Foundation for Transplants...

  • August Transplant Birthdays

    September 16, 2014

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

  • Vance Cummings

    In 2009, Vance was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after having trouble sleeping and experiencing labored breathing.

    Doctors said a double-lung transplant was essential to his survival. Thankfully, he received his lifesaving transplant on August 7, 2014!

    While this journey has been challenging, Vance is extremely thankful for...

  • NFT's third annual Raise Hope Golf Classic is coming up Monday, October 6 at Windyke Country Club in Memphis. You can be a part of this special day even if you don't live nearby!

    Honor your transplant friend or loved one by sponsoring a tribute sign and balloon launch in their honor/memory. A special sign will display your personal message, and a balloon will carry your loved one’s name during the celebratory launch.


  • Do you shop at Kroger? If so, you can donate to NFT while shopping for groceries by enrolling in the Community Rewards program! Have your Kroger Plus card handy, then visit KrogerCommunityRewards.com to select NFT (# 17477) as your charity...