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We understand the list of financial obligations that accompany an organ transplant can be long and daunting. Through contributions from generous supporters – as well as through fundraising programs that help patients and families activate their own communities – NFT helps close the gap.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We want to help make sure that you’re covered

Your Fundraising Consultant will help assess your financial needs, explain the expenses you will likely incur and work with you on funding for the following:

  • Hospital bills and deposits
  • Pharmacy costs
  • Insurance premiums
  • Patient and caregiver travel, food and lodging expenses
  • Lost wages for Living Donors
  • Post-transplant medical expenses for Living Donors
  • Living Donor travel assistance

Additionally, contributions donated to NFT can be used for patients to meet the financial requirements for initial placement on the organ transplant waiting list.

PATIENT SERVICES

Providing advocates for your journey

Each patient who requests NFT assistance with transplant expenses is assigned a Fundraising Consultant and a Patient Advocate. The Patient Advocates provide the education and training the patient – and patient family members – need to understand NFT assistance.

What’s more, the Fundraising Consultant is an invaluable partner in helping ensure the patient and family can navigate the transplant process as smoothly as possible.

The transplant journey

Learn the step-by-step journey patients travel during the pre- and-post-transplant process and the many ways NFT can help.

Let us help you

Every year, more than 4,000 people reach out to NFT for help to cover the high cost of transplant-related expenses. Since 1983, NFT has worked to save thousands of lives by removing financial barriers that prohibit equal access to transplant operations,  generating more than $82 million in revenue with 97% of the funds going directly to help patients in need.

 

97%

of donations received can be
used to pay for patients’
transplant-related
expenses.

How is NFT different from GoFundMe?

NFT provides patients a better option for funding assistance when compared to GoFundMe, primarily because donations to NFT are not taxable to the patient, are tax-deductible for the donor and do not minimize or jeopardize a patient’s Medicaid or Medicare benefits in any way.

Other reasons for selecting the NFT fundraising platform include:

DONATIONS tax-deductible not tax-deductible
SSI BENEFIT RETENTION no effect jeopardized
FUNDRAISING personal consultant self-driven
CAMPAIGN MATERIALS provided not provided
FUNDING PLAN provided not provided
PRESS RELEASE development & distribution not provided

We assisted more than 2,100 patients in 2017, helping them navigate the complex issues that surround the transplantation process,  including reducing the financial stress for patients and their families so they can focus on their health and well-being.

 

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