• Below are some frequently asked questions about the services the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) can offer to transplant candidates and recipients:

    Will NFT disqualify a patient if he or she has insurance or a high income level? No! NFT never turns anyone away based on insurance coverage or income level. Even patients with good insurance or an upper-level income may not be prepared to face the soaring costs...

  • In 2008, the National Foundation for Transplants had a record-setting year by signing up 149 new transplant patients. Compared to 2007, NFT saw a 65% increase in the number of new patients. We are now currently serving nearly 800 patients! Please help us serve the needs of these patients.

    By offering fundraising support and guidance, NFT staff members assist patients as they raise awareness and funds for essential medications and medical care. We are looking forward to another...

  • NFT patient Michael Miller has been battling health issues since 1997. At 16 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which led to three transplants in 11 years. After his first transplant (cord blood) in 2001, complications from multiple infections took such a toll on his body that doctors were not sure he would make it.

     

    Once he recovered, Michael's mother, Freda, decided she never wanted him to miss out on anything in life. Soon after, she...

  • When you first heard that you or a loved one needed a transplant, what was your reaction? Many feel scared, maybe even frustrated. Fortunately, talking to others who have had the same emotions and felt the same pain can help alleviate some of those worries.

    While your transplant coordinator may know of support groups you can attend, there are also many discussion options through the Internet.

    NFT wants to help transplant patients find an online support system. Many of our...

  • A new technology hopes to create a greater success rate for kidney transplants. This CBS News special explains the benefits of the LifePort Kidney Transporter, which keeps the kidney active until it is transplanted.

  • As always, NFT would like to recognize our patients who received their lifesaving transplant operations in December.

    Sandy Brown (kidney) at Medical University of South Carolina
    Zoila Mora (bone marrow) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
    Eric Savage (stem cell) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Kathy Suher (bone...

  • Bring On the New Year!

    December 23, 2008

    A new year is just around the corner! We hope you are able to have a wonderful and safe holiday season with family and friends while gaining a fresh outlook on the year to come.

    In 2009, be sure to check out NFT's Web site for a new look and new features for our patients and transplant professionals. Check out the patient section for useful forms that can help expedite the sign-up process with NFT.

    Transplant professionals, you...

  • This week, staff and friends of NFT truly witnessed the holiday spirit in the lives of our patients. A simple act of generosity and kindness can make a world of difference to a family in need.

    A Denver-area family decided not to exchange Christmas gifts this year, and will instead use the money to help other transplant patients facing a grim Christmas. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, understand how a medical crisis can change the meaning of Christmas. Just five years ago...

  • Holiday Giving at NFT

    December 17, 2008

    The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is certainly upon us. It's a happy and exciting time for most, but there are some who will spend the holidays anxiously awaiting a lifesaving transplant.

    While spending time with your family and friends, please be sure to remember the National Foundation for Transplants and the patients we serve. More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for a transplant. Someone in your hometown or just down the street...

  • Each month we would like to recognize our patients who received their lifesaving transplants. In November, the following patients received transplants: