In Memory of NFT’s Volunteer Ambassador Eric Buchanan

In Memory of NFT’s Volunteer Ambassador Eric Buchanan

Eric Buchanan lived a life of service.  He was only in his thirties when he transitioned this world.  People described Eric as a fighter and a “go getter” of the millennial generation.  He was an extremely motivated person in every aspect of his life. He battled...

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Pediatric Transplants:  Looking Back on 2020

Pediatric Transplants: Looking Back on 2020

During Kids Transplant Week, transplant dad and UNOS board member, Joseph Hillenburg, provides an update on his son, Ben, who is lovingly referred to as Mr. Recycled Parts.  He also offers insight into what life was like for transplant families in 2020. During the...

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Salute to NFT Living Donors

Kidney and liver donations are on the rise from living donors.  The liver is one of the body’s most amazing organs because of its ability to regenerate. Thousands of Americans in need of a kidney or liver donation lives can be spared by an organ donation from a family...

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Let the Legacy Live:  Create a Memorial Fund

Let the Legacy Live: Create a Memorial Fund

Losing a loved one is never easy.  Working through grief can be a long, hard process.  To channel their grief, many families chose to honor their loved ones by helping others. “While some people erect plaques, statues or buildings to remember a loved one who has...

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Increased Benefits for Living Donors is in the Pipeline

Increased Benefits for Living Donors is in the Pipeline

According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), help for living donors may be imminent due to changes that may occur nationally related to present and future benefits for living donors. A kidney is one of several organs that can be donated by a living donor to a...

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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...

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All We Want is for Poppy to Come Home for the Holidays

All We Want is for Poppy to Come Home for the Holidays

It’s been well over a week now since Poppy left home.  I’m Poppy’s wife, Julie, and Poppy’s real name is Nick Monaco.  On Friday, December 11th around 1:00 pm, Poppy and I had just finished with lunch when the call came from the hospital. The day started off as not a...

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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...

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