• Joy Williams

    Joy Love Williams is fighting for her life.

    Until November of 2011, she was in good shape and healthy in her working environment. However, she then began feeling ill, frequently experiencing pneumonia and respiratory infections and making many visits to the hospital; she was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease (sarcoidosis)...

  • Congratulations to the patients who received transplants in December, January and February! We wish you all the speediest of recoveries.


  • NFT Patient of the Month 2014-03-10 11:19

    In 2012, Jim was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and in his case, there is no known cause of the condition.

    Doctors say a double-lung transplant is essential to his survival.

    During this difficult time, Jim is grateful for his wife, Amy Jo, who is by his side every step of the way, as well as their family and friends. He looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to once again have...

  • Larry was transplanted on Thanksgiving Day.

    While we are all grateful for this gift, we would like everyone to know that throughout our journey we have always prayed for families of donors everywhere. The fact of this type of transplant is that someone dies, and someone lives. We have had family talks and provided information to friends and shared our feelings on organ donation with others. Little did we know that...

  • Great news for our patients who received lifesaving transplants last month!

  • Donice Pinegar

    In 1999, Donice accidentally inhaled pool chemicals and lost 40 percent of her lung function within five minutes.

    After the accident, she learned she was suffering from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder that can severely damage the lungs and the liver. Over the years, her lungs have worsened, and now doctors say a lung transplant is essential to her survival.

    Before she became ill, she...

  • Giving Tuesday

    You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But have you heard of #GivingTuesday?

    #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving that occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. NFT is proud to be one of nearly 8,000 non-profits participating in this year's #GivingTuesday event on Tuesday, December 3.

    Here's how you can be a part of NFT's...

  • For the past nine years, it has been my pleasure to lead and serve the National Foundation for Transplants. The foundation has accomplished many milestones along the way, and it is poised for a terrific future.

    Recently, I accepted a new professional challenge and have been named the new CEO of the PKD Foundation headquartered in Kansas City, MO. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) affects more than 600,000 Americans, and many NFT patients have a PKD diagnosis.

    In my new role, I...

  • Kwesi Aguillera

    When Kwesi was just 18 months old, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. No one knew the cause, and he was eventually discharged after recovering from the illness. Little did his family know that this bout with pneumonia would be the beginning of a lifetime of health battles.

    For the next 27 years of his life, Kwesi endured so many hospitalizations that his family...

  • Happy new birthday to you! Great news for the patients listed below, who received lifesaving transplants last month.