When AmberJean Hansen learned an anonymous woman wanted to donate her liver to Hansen’s now 4-year-old daughter, she was thrilled, but cautious. Hansen had tried to donate her own liver to her daughter, Penelope, who was born with a rare...read more
Because of the high cost of their medications, transplant patients frequently are confronted with difficult-to-impossible choices in figuring out how to obtain and pay for the drugs they need. That’s according to National Foundation for...read more
Each year, volunteers come together to hold a motorcycle run in memory of Mike Friedel, a local firefighter, hero and organ donor who passed away in 2012. The proceeds of this bike run go to the National Foundation for Transplants to help...read more
On average, transplant patients spend $10,000 to $14,000 per year in immunosuppressants alone.read more
The Memphis-based National Foundation for Transplants serves about 3,500 clients each year, and since its establishment in 1983 has distributed more than $80 million to pay for transplant-related expenses, in addition to promoting and...read more
Nearly 20 years have passed since Patricia Watford found a new lease on life thanks to a double transplant operation. After a life full of medical problems, Watford’s life took a dramatic turn in March of 1998 when an 11-hour medical procedure...read more
Robert Jackson has had trouble breathing his whole life, and 10 years ago doctors figured out why. In 2005, Jackson, 39, was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis, a disease that causes small lumps to develop on organs. In Jackson's case, the...read more
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