Second Chance Saturday

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

Living Donor? We can help!

Are you eligible to be a Living Donor for a transplant candidate but worried about the cost related to the medical procedure or lost wages?  The National Foundation for Transplants may be able to assist you.  Let’s talk. 

Thank You Momentum Nonprofit Partners

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

Thank you Momentum Nonprofit Partners for including us!  Your generosity strengthens our work and the efforts of all laboring for the common good.

Transplant Patients & COVID-19

Broadcast live from New York!  Roxanne Watson, Host of The Michael’s Gifts Show and Michelle Gilchrist, CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants discussed transplant patients and COVID-19.  Listen to the archived show.

Lifeline Relief Fund

You can help us help the most vulnerable population. Since 1983, the National Foundation for Transplants has helped remove financial barriers for transplant patients who could not afford the necessary life-saving treatment. Today, they need our help more than ever.

Second Chances Begin Here

If you’re in need of an organ transplant, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re a family member of a transplant patient, we’re glad you’re here. If you’re a referring medical professional, we can help.

At NFT, we assist you in acquiring the educational, financial and long-term support you need. If you are a patient, please refer to the “Get Help” page.

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2020 Lights for Life Neon 5k -- Postponed

The Lights for Life Neon 5K scheduled for Friday, April 3rd has been postponed due to Shelby County COVID-19 protocol. We are unsure of the new date, but will notify you once a new date has been set.

If you have additional questions email

patients on the transplant waiting list, of which 95% need a kidney or liver

Americans facing end-stage renal disease

Americans on dialysis

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 all inhabited 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.


Education, collaboration and person-to-person support are key to navigating the transplant journey successfully. We’ve helped thousands of people, and we’re here to help you.


Affording a transplant (and its pre- and post-op expenses) is challenging – even with the best insurance. We help patients and their families fill the financial gaps.


We have highly productive, time-tested relationships with the nation’s top transplant centers. Together, we work to ensure every patient has access to financial resources.


“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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Am I Too Old To Be An Organ Donor?

Jim Taylor, a writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in his Savvy Senior beat, received a question from a senior citizen, “Am I too old to be an organ donor?” The question came from a senior who said he never thought about becoming an organ donor until his brother...

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Celebrating a Second Chance During a Pandemic

Americans are a resilient group and we love to celebrate important milestones.  Recently, Vanderbilt Health, a transplant center that NFT has worked with for many years, discharged a patient and a celebration was in order.  Lee Foster, after his recent kidney...

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