2020 Transplants: A Year In Review

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, particularly those who are immunocompromised like the transplant patients served by the National Foundation for Transplants.  Thanks to organ donors, transplant centers, and the generosity of supporters, . Over 190 NFT...
5 Reasons to Make an  End-of-Year Stock Donation

5 Reasons to Make an End-of-Year Stock Donation

Have you ever wondered what’s the financial benefit in donating stocks to charity?  Let’s take the epic year 2020 into consideration.  The year of the life altering, unforgettable COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus spread across the globe, the stock market fell. If you...
During a Pandemic Altruistic Organ Donors Abound

During a Pandemic Altruistic Organ Donors Abound

Another recent report reveals the human spirit of kindness and compassion is alive and thriving.  The number of living organ donors helping strangers continue to grow.  Joe Napsha with the Tribe, a Pennsylvania newspaper, reports on the latest act of donor kindness,...
Lung Transplants Offer Current & Future Hope

Lung Transplants Offer Current & Future Hope

Earlier this year, the National Foundation for Transplants covered the story of the first COVID-19 lung transplant patient, Mayra Ramirez.  Since Mayra’s double lung transplant, there have been five more successful lung transplants performed in the United States and...
A Living Donor Story:  My Sister’s Love

A Living Donor Story: My Sister’s Love

San Anselmo, California resident Missy Schwen Ryan holds four world records.  In 1996, she and her rowing partner won a silver medal during the Olympic games held in Atlanta.  In 2000, they won a bronze medal during games held in Sydney, Australia.  Additionally, they...
Am I Too Old To Be An Organ Donor?

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...
Celebrating a Second Chance During a Pandemic

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...
The Living Donor Transplant Swap

The Living Donor Transplant Swap

What it is. How to get involved. How to offset expenses. Organ donation from a living donor provides a transplant patient with shorter or no wait time; quicker recovery time; and improved long-term outcomes making living donations the preferred type for donations like...

Gahanna Honors a Teen’s Amazing Gifts

At the age of 13, JaShawn Lemar Scott signed up to be an organ donor.  He’s the son of KeShaunta and Justin Scott.  His mother said JaShawn led a purpose-filled life and had a heart of gold.  Four years after becoming an organ donor, JaShawn’s decision saved five...

Did One Transplant Cure Three Illnesses?

​Al Nykamp, a NFT patient, was diagnosed with three conditions, hemophilia, Hepatitis C, and cancer over his lifetime beginning when he was a newborn.  He shared in an interview in May with Rene Wisely of Michigan Health that being cured of his conditions was...