• Carter Durbin

    At birth, Carter was diagnosed with branchio-oto-renal syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has caused hearing loss and an underdeveloped kidney that only functions at 20%. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.

    Like any little boy, Carter likes to spend as much time playing as possible. He loves sports, karate, visiting the beach with his family and...

  • These patients are starting out the new year with a new lease on life Happy New Birthday to you!

  • Niki Glass

    In January of 2014, Niki was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with sudden cardiac artery dissection after going into cardiac arrest.

    This came as quite a shock, as she had never experienced any heart issues, nor is it hereditary. Doctors say a heart transplant is essential to her survival.

    While awaiting her transplant, Niki will continue to stay in...

  • #GivingTuesday

    December 2, 2014

    Today is #GivingTuesday. It's your chance to give hope, give joy and give back to transplant patients during this holiday season. Show your support for the National Foundation for Transplants on this day of giving!



  • David Coleman

    In 1999, David visited his doctor because he thought he had the flu.

    He was shocked to learn he was actually suffering from end-stage renal failure, which would eventually require a kidney transplant. The following year, David began regular dialysis treatments, which he endured for nine long years, along with countless doctors’ visits and procedures. Then...

  • Last month, the following NFT patients received lifesaving transplants!

  • Pei Wei Asian Diner

    November 11, 2014
    Pei Wei

    By dining at the Midtown Pei Wei (1680 Union Ave. #109 in Memphis, TN) on Tuesday, November 11 between 5 and 9 p.m., you can support our work to help transplant patients in need.

    During this time frame, NFT will receive 20% of the proceeds from customers who present the flyer seen below (either digitally or printed). Dine in or carry out and support NFT!

  • Happy new birthday to ALL of you! We're so excited for our patients who received transplants in September and October.

    September Transplant Birthdays

  • November Patient of the Month: Paul Pokorny

    During a routine check-up, Paul Pokorny learned his white blood cell count was low.

    Further testing revealed he was suffering from myelodysplasia (MDS), which came as quite a shock because he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms or health issues. Doctors told him a bone marrow transplant was necessary. He then sought treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa...

  • Dancing Queen

    October 14, 2014

    Karen Ettinger and her twin brother, Kevin, share a special bond, and they went through every step of Karen's transplant journey together.

    Kevin spent his career in the fashion industry as a designer specializing in wedding dresses. Throughout the years, he has amassed an impressive collection of antique wedding dresses, and Kevin and his partner, Dave,...