• Patient Success Stories

    September 13, 2013
  • If you are waiting for or have recently undergone an organ transplant surgery, it is likely that you have been out of work for some time. The resulting loss of income and lack of medical insurance can be financially devastating. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to many individuals who cannot work due to injury or illness.

    If you or a loved one requires organ transplant surgery, Social Security Disability benefits can be used to offset...

  • NFT's second annual Raise Hope Golf Classic is coming up October 7 at Windyke Country Club in Memphis. You can be a part of this special day even if you don't live nearby!

    Honor your transplant friend or loved one by sponsoring a tribute sign and balloon launch in their honor/memory. A special sign will display your personal message, and a balloon will carry your loved one’s name during the celebratory launch.

    Make a $25 donation and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Joey Leger

    One morning in 2006, Joey awoke experiencing congestion and heaviness in his chest.

    Assuming he had the flu or a cold, he waited a couple days before visiting his doctor after he was able to find relief with a hot shower and rest. At the doctor’s office, Joey’s blood work revealed a white blood cell count that was off the charts, so he was encouraged...

  • Linking Hands for Life

    April 18, 2013

    If you're in the Memphis area, join us on Sunday, April 21 for Linking Hands for Life, a free music festival! Every year, Mid-South Transplant, our local organ procurement organization, puts on this wonderful event to celebrate the selfless generosity of organ donors.

    This year's event will be bigger than ever with performances by American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre and Alexis Grace, along...

  • Happy new birthday to the following patients who received lifesaving transplants last month!