Second Chances Begin Here

If you are in need of an organ transplant or a living donor, you have come to the right place. We provide guidance through the process and grant opportunities to help cover out-of-pocket transplant-related expenses. Visit our “Start an Application” at the top of the page to get started.

If you’re a friend of family member of a transplant patient, we are glad you are here. We would love to talk to you about our fundraising tools and how you can help raise funds to help the Mission of National Foundation for Transplants. Click Fundraise and enter your email to create an account. We will reach out with ideas and best practices for fundraising.

If you are a referring medical professional, we can help. Contact Us to find out how.

To make a gift to National Foundation for Transplants, click the “Donate Now” button to find out how to help today!

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The Adopt-a-Patient site offers donors information to help them relate, connect, and give to individuals in need.  This practical tool answers the questions of how their financial donation will be used and whose life can be saved or healed.

Second Chance Saturday

Meet NFT newest transplant patients.  We look forward to serving them, their transplant center, medical professionals, family and friends.

Whose Life Can You Save?

Whose life can you save?
They may be closer than you think.
View the I Am BoLD video and learn the benefits of Living Donation

patients on the waiting list

January – December 2022

1 donor can save 8 lives

We’re here to help ensure nothing stands in the way of you and a second chance.

We support patients in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

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Help is what we do

There are three key areas that highlight the many ways we help patients and their families navigate the organ transplant journey.

Fundraising Guidance

A fundraising consultant is assigned to every patient to assist their fundraising campaign. Consultants are full-time staff members, available M-F, 8:30 to 4:30 CST.

Payments & Reimbursement

Patients financial needs are immediate.  NFT provides prompt processing of submitted payment requests via direct payment to providers or direct deposit to the patient.

Peace of Mind

NFT relies on public trust to do our work and strive to continuously maintain that trust through our commitment to ethical principles, transparency, and accountability.  Our operation is one of the most efficient of its kind.


“NFT took a great deal of stress off my family and me, so I could focus on healing. I was given a second chance to raise my son and to be around for many years to come.”

Liver Recipient


Inspirational Stories and News

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New CEO: Jared Wall

On Tuesday National Foundation for Transplants announced that Jared Wall is the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Wall, coming from a senior leadership position with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, has joined the organization full time at...

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How’s Your State Doing on Donor Protection Measures?

While awaiting passage of a federal Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA), more than half of states now have their own version (28 at last count). In fact, like North Carolina, some actually are more generous than the federal version (by including paid leave for state...

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For all of our success, there are more patients every year who need our help. Help us fulfill our mission.

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