• As a high school student, Katie Anderson met someone who would come to have a significant impact on her life.

    Katie and Dave Bertorello were among more than 100 other high school students who were part of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY), a program designed to teach leadership skills to high school students in every state of the U.S. After volunteering with Dave for a couple years, Katie was shocked to learn that he was...

  • During an extremely overwhelming and challenging time in his life, Zac Bender, of Benson, N.C., turned to art for comfort. Sadly, Zac has witnessed not just one, but both of his parents battle life-threatening illnesses.

    What began as a personal project to lift his father’s spirits while he was undergoing treatment for a bone marrow transplant, has now turned into Project...

  • We're so happy for the patients who received transplants last month. Happy new birthday all of you!

  • Shane Jackson

    After receiving a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease causing inflammation in his bile ducts and liver, Shane Jackson learned it was advanced enough to cause end-stage liver failure.

    Doctors say a liver transplant is essential to his survival. This has been a difficult time for Shane, but the outpouring of support and encouragement has been...

  • As many of our supporters know, the journey to transplantation can be a very expensive one. Many people don't realize the lifelong costs associated with transplants, including regular follow-up care and a lifetime of medications to keep a transplanted organ healthy. Even with seemingly good health coverage, the costs of co-pays and doctors' visits can become overwhelming for many patients. At NFT, we're dedicated to helping patients raise the funds they need to afford their...

  • Here is some great information from NutritionAction.com. Take good care of your kidneys because they’re trying to take good care of you!

    One: The kidneys keep...

  • Catrina Brown

    While ministering at a youth conference, Catrina began to experience swelling in her feet, which remained even after she went home.

    She went to the hospital and was shocked to learn she was suffering from heart failure and needed a heart transplant. She received a new heart in 2000, and that selfless donation gave has given her 15...

  • August Transplant Birthdays

    September 2, 2015

    Everyone at NFT is thrilled for the patients who received a second chance at life last month! Happy new birthday to all of you!

  • Maria Iorio

    Maria was born with tetralogy of fallot, a heart defect that required open heart surgery at just six days old.

    After she recovered from surgery, Maria was able to go home with her parents and lead a relatively normal life while they waited for her to be big enough for the second open heart surgery, which took place when she was 6 months old. Sadly, this was a...

  • Last month, the following patients received lifesaving transplants. Let's celebrate with them!