The year 2019 was the 7th consecutive record-breaking year for transplants. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) close to 40,000 transplants were performed nationwide with nearly 7,400 of those being “living donor” transplants.

The number of patients remaining on the growing waitlist is slightly down to approximately 112,500 headed into 2020. Unfortunately, (according to data extracted from UNOS data center) it is anticipated that about 44% of those patients will face financial challenges by incurring out-of-pocket expenses for hospitalization, surgery, outpatient care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, travel, and lodging.

The need is greater than ever for patients seeking grants to help cover transplant-related cost. Financial support from donors — who care that all patients, regardless of income are granted access to medical care — will be required like in previous years to help those most in need.

Since 1983, NFT has remained poised to be in the forefront and leading the way to removing financial barriers that delay or prevent patients from receiving a second chance at life.

The National Council of Nonprofits states, “It’s a matter of ethical leadership, as well as legal compliance” for charities to be committed to financial transparency. Such transparency helps preserve the very important trust donors place in the organization(s) they support. The NFT is committed to handling each contribution we receive with the upmost care. We strive to earn our donors trust in our grant-making process by ensuring their precious dollars go toward helping transplant patients meet overwhelming medical cost.

NFT relies on public trust to do our work and strive to continuously maintain that trust through our commitment to ethical principles, transparency, and accountability.

NFT’s strong financial management policies with internal controls means accountability of every donor dollar. Our operation is one of the most efficient of its kind. For each dollar donated to NFT patient campaigns, 97% goes towards patients medical expenses.

So, it is no wonder donors chose NFT for charitable giving and patients turn to NFT when faced with financial barriers that would prevent them from receiving life-saving medical care.

The National Foundation for Transplants is the place patients turn to when they need help raising funds to cover medical cost related to transplants. Donors have trusted NFT since 1983.

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