• 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!


  • 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...

  • At NFT, we're honored to have wonderful relationships with so many transplant centers, as they're saving lives every day through transplantation.

    As a way to show our thanks, we want to recognize our top 10 referring transplant hospitals of 2012! Thank you for the work you do, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your patients' transplant journeys.

  • Since 2010, NFT has worked closely with the Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball team to promote the importance of organ donation.

    This year, we will host our third-annual Organ Donation Night at Redbirds, an evening when the team encourages fans to register as an organ donor. In 2011, the team wore organ-themed jerseys that were such a hit they went on to win the Minor League's best theme night of...

  • 30 Years of Service

    January 4, 2013

    This year, we are proud and honored to celebrate 30 years of service.

    Since 1983, this organization, which began as the Liver Organ Transplant Fund, has been dedicated to helping transplant patients and their families find hope during a seemingly hopeless time. Thousands of patients have worked with us to fundraise for their soaring...

  • Moksha Colotelo

    Moksha has experienced breathing difficulties related to allergies and asthma since childhood. In her early 30s, she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mainly bronchiectasis, but doctors don’t know why she developed the condition. Testing has also shown that she suffers from other lung disorders including evidence of fibrosis and sarcoidosis. A double-lung transplant is...

  • Our inaugural Raise Hope Golf Classic was a huge success, and everyone had a wonderful time!

    The weather was perfect, the golfers were excited, and we couldn't have asked for a better event.

    Thank you to the sponosors, donors, golfers and volunteers who made this event happen. We couldn't have done it without you!

  • Sabrina Yoder

    In 2004, Sabrina went to the hospital because she thought she was having a heart attack.   

    However, multiple tests revealed she was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Over the years, her illness has worsened, and doctors now say a double-lung transplant is essential to her survival. Sadly, Sabrina understands the effects...