• Anna Henning

    Baby Anna Leigh Henning was fighting for her life even before she was born. She was born prematurely at 30 weeks and is currently in the NICU. This sweet little girl has a long, difficult road ahead of her and desperately needs help.

    In 2010, Anna's mother, Sheri, gave birth to a baby boy named Jacob Aden. Sheri was distraught to learn he was suffering from junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), a rare...

  • The following story is from Eyewitness News 9 in New Bern, NC:

    It has been called a miracle. A couple took in a stranger and more than 20 years later that stranger would save one of of their lives.

    Mikie and Rita Casem were living in Washington D.C. in 1979 when their priest told them about a teenage girl who was pregnant and had nowhere to...

  • If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, you're at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). But there is some good news. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, preventing CKD is not as difficult as you might think.

    March is National Kidney Month. Here are some prevention tips from the National Kidney Foundation.

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  • The following article is from The Washington Post:

    Tom Brady hopes that Tom Martinez, his personal quarterback coach, can soon find the kidney he needs for a transplant.

    Martinez lives in northern California and has been working with Brady since the New England...

  • In 2005, Sean was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy after a virus attacked his heart. He woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe, and doctors ultimately decided the best treatment was to implant a defibrillator. However, while he was on the operating table, the surgeon decided that at just 28 years old Sean was too young for the procedure and attempted to treat his illness with medications instead.

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  • 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.