• Friday, July 5, a 25-person team of gamers kicked of a Legend of Zelda marathon. Throughout the marathon, thousands of viewers watched the game's live stream, as they donated to NFT.

    In the end, the group raised more than $53,000! We were thrilled and honored to be a part of such a wonderful event, and everyone at NFT is appreciative of all the hard work by everyone over at Zeldathon.net.

    The group's co...

  • Jorge De Gracia

    In 2005, after a routine yearly physical, Jorge De Gracia received the shocking diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a chronic kidney disease. Doctors now say a kidney transplant is essential. While awaiting his transplant, he endures nine-hour dialysis treatments every day, which take a toll on his quality of life.

    Jorge and his wife, Xiomara, have...

  • Happy new birthday to you! Below is a list of our patients who received lifesaving transplants last month. We wish everyone the very best in their recoveries!

  • Happy new birthday to you! Below are a list of NFT patients who received lifesaving transplants last month.

  • Mark Leatherman

    When Mark Leatherman was just 13, he was diagnosed with Berger’s disease, which had already begun damaging his kidneys. The doctor told his mother Mark’s kidneys would likely fail in about 25 years. That time has come, and doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.

    For Mark, who has spent most of his life dedicated to health and fitness, battling such a debilitating illness has...

  • For 30 years, the National Foundation for Transplants has been raising hope and changing lives for transplant patients across the country. Since 1983, NFT's fundraising campaigns have generated nearly $65 million to assist patients during their transplant journey, and NFT assists more than 2,500 patients annually.

    Today we are proud to announce the launch of a sister organization, Raise Hope for Cancer. This endeavor allows...

  • Happy new birthday to you! Below are a list of NFT patients who received lifesaving transplants last month!

  • Pam Small

    Last year, Pam Small was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a disease causing her bone marrow to be replaced with scar tissue.

    Doctors say a stem cell transplant is essential. Thankfully, a perfect donor match, who has been found in Germany, will come to the U.S. to serve as her stem cell donor.

    Despite her health challenges, and as tough as some days are, Pam...

  • This year, we were so excited to have three local schools participate in the Raise Hope With Rockey campaign! This was the third year that the Memphis Redbirds, and their mascot Rockey, hosted Organ Donor Awareness Night, and it was wonderful to add this campaign to the mix.

    Christian Brothers High School, Holy...

  • Kayla Gilbert

    At just 2 months old, Kayla Gilbert was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). The illness severely damaged her lungs, and she received a double-lung transplant in 2008. Sadly, her new lungs went into rejection, and she found herself once again awaiting a double-lung transplant.

    When doctors first discovered her original...