• NFT Patient of the Month David Frasier

    Around Easter of 2009, David Fraser and his family had just arrived at the beach for vacation when he had a seizure while unpacking the car. He was rushed to the hospital, and was soon transported to a larger hospital in Orlando, where he stayed for nearly a week.

    For the next few months, numerous tests and procedures were done until doctors discovered David was suffering from liver disease. Doctors told him a liver...

  • The following article is from the August 23, 2010 edition of People magazine.

    Anh Reiss was headed to the gym in February 2009 when she got the call that changed her life. Test results held unimaginable news: She had a rare blood disorder and perhaps only six months to live. Her only hope, her doctor told her, was a bone marrow transplant that could restore her ravaged immune system. But Reiss learned to her dismay that she had a far slimmer chance than many Americans of...

  • We are so happy for our patients who received lifesaving transplants last month! We wish them the very best in their recoveries.

  • Today, a team of organ transplant surgeons and doctors from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle will attempt to host the hospital’s first ever live social media web stream from Mount Rainier to promote the importance of an organ donation. The stream (available on the Swedish Medical Center website) will start today at 5 p.m. (GMT) and conclude at 6 p.m. (GMT)....

  • This week, Willie Kemp, whose mother needs a lifesaving kidney transplant, was featured on WREG's Pass It On segment.

    A dedicated University of Memphis supporter chose to track Willie down to let him know that Tiger nation is supporting him through this difficult time.

  • We're thrilled to announce a new addition to our NFT family! In January, Claire Prince joined our staff as a fundraising consultant. Claire works primarily with patients in the northeast region of the country. A professional fundraiser and active member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Claire is also a licensed clinical social worker. She's a perfect fit to help patients during their transplant journey.

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  • When he was just 2 years old, Cody was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a lung disease that affects about 30,000 people in the United States. Though he was able to live a relatively normal life and was only hospitalized once because of his illness, his health began to worsen in 2009. Last year Cody spent almost 3 months in and out of the hospital, including several stays in the ICU.

    Doctors told Cody a double-lung transplant was critical to his survival. Thankfully, he received his...

  • We are thrilled for our patients who received their transplants last month, and we wish them the very best in their recoveries!

  • Sunday, August 1 is National Minority Donor Awareness Day. This day is observed every August 1 to increase awareness of organ donation among African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Native American populations.

    Currently, 108,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants. Nearly 60,000 of those waiting are minorities.

    Unfortunately, there is a drastic shortage of minority organ donors. In fact, last year only 2,055 organ donors were...

  • Volunteers held a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in Shelby, NC in honor of NFT patient Kevin Randall! The event was a huge success and raised approximately $1,300!

    Did you know many Applebee's restaurants have Flapjack Fundraisers on Saturday or Sunday mornings? They provide all the food, flyers and clean-up and charge only $2 per person. You simply provide enough volunteers to work as servers!...