• NFT patient Nate Gunderson, a 31-year-old Washington resident, was always a healthy, active man. One...

  • “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”
    ~Author Unknown

    Do you know a woman who is performing an outstanding service in your community? If so, L’Oreal Paris wants to hear about it! The July 23 deadline for their annual “Women of Worth” awards is quickly approaching. Once the winners are chosen, Women of Worth will be invited to participate in an array of National conferences on volunteerism, post volunteer tips and essays on the...

  • Associated Press
    July 7, 2009

    BALTIMORE - A Maryland hospital surgeon is saying he and doctors in three other hospitals have completed what is believed to be the largest series of kidney paired donation procedures ever undertaken.

    Dr. Robert Montgomery of Johns Hopkins Hospital, along with donors and recipients, will give details of the groundbreaking feat during a news conference Tuesday in the hospital's outpatient center.

    A...

  • Victoria Chavez began working with NFT to fundraise in January of 2008 and has truly been an inspiration to us all. After receiving a stem cell transplant last summer, she has spent a great deal of time reaching out to other patients battling Scleroderma and Pulmonary Fibrosis. Read Victoria’s story below to see how she is helping others cope with their illnesses and focus on the positive in...

  • It is always so wonderful to hear that one of our patients has received a lifesaving transplant! We wish a healthy recovery to all of the NFT patients who received transplants last month.

  • While attending a college football game with some friends in the fall of 2008, Matthew Clark began experiencing breathing problems. A week later tests revealed a virus had attacked his heart, and he was suffering from congestive heart failure.

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  • It’s time to submit entries for the 5th annual Astellas Ride of a Lifetime contest! Five transplant recipients will win a five-night trip for two to California to ride on the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade on January 1, 2010.The contest is limited to liver, kidney and heart recipients currently taking Prograf. Entrants must be at least 13 years old. One winner per geographical region (...

  • Astellas, the manufacturer of Prograf, has created a Web site especially for kidney, heart and liver transplant patients. This Transplant Experience Web site has specialized pages for each type of patient offering advice on healthy living before and after transplantation, as well as a number of support resources.

    According to the Web site, “Transplant Experience is a program that can help you get the most out...

  • NFT Patient, Lorna Jarms, needs a heart transplant to survive. After coming down with what she thought was a cold in 1998, she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Although medications treated her illness for many years, thetreatment has recently become ineffective, and she must undergo a heart transplant.

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  • NFT patient Andy McGlauflin and his daughter are very close. Andy, a single father, considers Sarah “the light of his life,” and he hopes to spend many more years in her life.

    Below is an excerpt from a letter Sarah wrote to her father last year, while he was very ill in the hospital. Fortunately, Andy received his transplant this month, and is recovering well.

    Hey Daddy,

    In life, we fight to live, but live to die. I don’t quite...