Liver Transplant

Michelle Gilchrist, NFT President

Andy Meek of The Daily News sits down with NFT president, Michelle Gilchrist, to talk about NFT's future expansion plans.  Gilchrist discusses the next chapter for the organization and the rebranding efforts which will lead to NFT becoming more visible in the community.  "The big work we want to be able to do is going to require more than just us doing it. That’s just the reality,” Gilchrist said.

Tayler Loudon

Tayler Loudon is suffering from autoimmune hepatitis, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical.

This has been a difficult time for Tayler, as she rarely feels well these days. When she does have energy, she enjoys crafting, playing instruments and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to lead a normal life like other 20-year-olds, but right now she needs your help

Shane Jackson

After receiving a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease causing inflammation in his bile ducts and liver, Shane Jackson learned it was advanced enough to cause end-stage liver failure.

May 18, 2015

Transplantation is often described as a miracle.

Christina Norman

We're so excited to report that Christina received her transplant on July 20, 2014!

At age 16, she was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that has severely damaged her liver. Doctors said a liver transplant was essential to her survival.

NFT Patient of the Month 2012-07-19 09:53

In 2008, Paula donated blood and received the shocking news that she was suffering from hepatitis C, which she contracted from a blood transfusion in 1987.

She underwent treatment for two years, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. She has no health insurance and can’t even be evaluated for a transplant until she has health coverage and raises funds for her out-of-pocket expenses.

Josh Bishop

In 2011, Josh Bishop had a rare allergic reaction to the antibiotic Cipro that caused irreversible damage to his liver. Doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival, and he hopes to be added to the transplant waiting list soon.

A loving husband to Stephanie, he hates that his health problems prevent them from being a normal couple. He’s so grateful for her unwavering support throughout these challenges, and he dreams of the day they can start a family together.

March 16, 2012

When Kyle Garrett found out that his little brother, Kurt, needed a lifesaving liver transplant, he wanted to help. As you can imagine, it's incredibly difficult to watch a sibling go through a frightening health crisis. To raise awareness and funds for Kurt's need, Kyle created a very moving and creative video to tell his brother's story. Please take a moment to watch the video below.

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