At his mom’s 20-week ultrasound, doctors could see there was a problem with Teddy Reid's kidneys, but they couldn’t tell how severe the problem was. When he was just six days old, Teddy’s parents learned he was in kidney failure and would need a kidney transplant. Although he is on the transplant waiting list, he cannot receive his transplant until he gains enough weight to sustain the operation....
Some things just really make the heart smile. This simple, precious gift was one of those things.
Little MaKayla Williams asked for family and friends to make donations to NFT in honor of kidney transplant patient Duncan Butler in lieu of gifts for her most recent birthday. Everyone at NFT was so touched by her generous gift, and we know it meant the world to...
Not only is today about celebrating those you love most, it's also a day to celebrate those who give the gift of life.
Today is National Donor Day, and everyone at NFT thanks YOU for being an organ donor. The need for organ donors is great, as more than 117,000 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. You can make a difference by becoming a donor today!
During a high school pep rally in 2003, her younger brother jokingly scared her by jumping on her back, causing her to faint.
After multiple tests, she received the shocking diagnosis of congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Doctors say a heart transplant is essential to her survival. However, while she’s sick enough to need heart failure treatment, her heart function has not declined enough to add her to the transplant waiting list.
We are so happy for our patients who received lifesaving transplants last year. Many people don't realize that even after receiving a tranpslant--the biggest hurdle to overcome--patients face a lifetime of follow-up care and medications. At NFT, we're here for them as long as they need us, and we're honored to be a part of so many transplant journeys.
The following NFT patients are celebrating new birthdays this year!
In 2007, Jack Guarriello was referred to a specialist after a routine physical revealed that his liver enzymes were elevated.
Further testing showed he was battling a life-threatening liver disease, and last September he was diagnosed with liver cancer. In October, he experienced a subdural hematoma twice, requiring two serious brain surgeries and 20 days in ICU...
At NFT, we're honored to have wonderful relationships with so many transplant centers, as they're saving lives every day through transplantation.
As a way to show our thanks, we want to recognize our top 10 referring transplant hospitals of 2012! Thank you for the work you do, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your patients' transplant journeys.
Since 2010, NFT has worked closely with the Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball team to promote the importance of organ donation.
This year, we will host our third-annual Organ Donation Night at Redbirds, an evening when the team encourages fans to register as an organ donor. In 2011, the team wore organ-themed jerseys that were such a hit they went on to win the Minor League's best theme night of...