• April is National Donate Life Month, a time to encourage others to become organ donors. Registering as an organ donor is simple. Be a hero by signing up to save lives.

    Right now, more than 117,700 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. However, last year, only about 28,000 patients received transplants. As you can see, there is a major shortage of organ donors in our country. Please take this time to consider...

  • Such a beautiful moment. Last May, little Aubrie Miller received a lifesaving heart transplant. Her donor's family recently attended her first birthday party and were able to listen to their child's heart beating in precious Aubrie's body.

  • Teddy Reid

    At his mom’s 20-week ultrasound, doctors could see there was a problem with Teddy Reid's kidneys, but they couldn’t tell how severe the problem was. When he was just six days old, Teddy’s parents learned he was in kidney failure and would need a kidney transplant. Although he is on the transplant waiting list, he cannot receive his transplant until he gains enough weight to sustain the operation....

  • Happy new birthday to all the NFT patients who received transplants last month!

  • A Child's Precious Gift

    February 25, 2013

    Some things just really make the heart smile. This simple, precious gift was one of those things.

    Little MaKayla Williams asked for family and friends to make donations to NFT in honor of kidney transplant patient Duncan Butler in lieu of gifts for her most recent birthday. Everyone at NFT was so touched by her generous gift, and we know it meant the world to...

  • National Donor Day

    February 14, 2013

    Not only is today about celebrating those you love most, it's also a day to celebrate those who give the gift of life.

    Today is National Donor Day, and everyone at NFT thanks YOU for being an organ donor. The need for organ donors is great, as more than 117,000 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving transplant. You can make a difference by becoming a donor today!

    Learn more by reading about our...

  • Kristin Matthews

    During a high school pep rally in 2003, her younger brother jokingly scared her by jumping on her back, causing her to faint.

    After multiple tests, she received the shocking diagnosis of congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Doctors say a heart transplant is essential to her survival. However, while she’s sick enough to need heart failure treatment, her heart function has not declined enough to add her to the transplant waiting list.

    Despite these challenges,...

  • Happy new birthday to our patients who received transplants last month!

  • 2012 Transplant List

    February 4, 2013

    We are so happy for our patients who received lifesaving transplants last year. Many people don't realize that even after receiving a tranpslant--the biggest hurdle to overcome--patients face a lifetime of follow-up care and medications. At NFT, we're here for them as long as they need us, and we're honored to be a part of so many transplant journeys.

    The following NFT patients are celebrating new birthdays this year!

    January
    Frances...

  • Jack Guarriello

    In 2007, Jack Guarriello was referred to a specialist after a routine physical revealed that his liver enzymes were elevated.

    Further testing showed he was battling a life-threatening liver disease, and last September he was diagnosed with liver cancer. In October, he experienced a subdural hematoma twice, requiring two serious brain surgeries and 20 days in ICU...