Thursday, January 29, 2009
We encourage patients to view the Internet as a helpful tool while fundraising for their transplant needs. NFT is prepared to help transplant patients utilize the Internet within their own, individual campaigns.
Also Find NFT on:
NFT Web site
Friday, January 23, 2009
Visit GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com to raise funds for NFT! By designating NFT as your chosen charity, we will receive 1.3 cents from each search conducted with GoodSearch and close to 3% of the purchase price through GoodShop!
- Visit GoodSearch.com or GoodShop.com.
- Type in National Foundation for Transplants as your designated charity.
- Start searching or shopping!
This is an easy way to support NFT by raising funds and awareness of our organization. Thank you for your support!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Will NFT disqualify a patient if he or she has insurance or a high income level? No! NFT never turns anyone away based on insurance coverage or income level. Even patients with good insurance or an upper-level income may not be prepared to face the soaring costs associated with transplantation. NFT assists transplant patients based on their individual needs, regardless of income.
Will NFT assist with costs before a patient receives a transplant? Yes! Once a patient begins fundraising with NFT, we can assist both pre and post-transplant, with hospital bills and deposits; doctors' appointments; pharmacy needs; caregiver expenses; insurance premiums; travel, food and lodging; co-pays; and more.
Can NFT help a patient find volunteers in his or her own community, even if the patient feels he or she doesn't know enough people? Yes! NFT can guide patients and committees on how to find additional volunteer resources for a patient campaign, such as religious organizations, civic groups, community service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and more!
Friday, January 16, 2009
By offering fundraising support and guidance, NFT staff members assist patients as they raise awareness and funds for essential medications and medical care. We are looking forward to another exciting year as we work with transplant patients across the country!
Monday, January 12, 2009
While your transplant coordinator may know of support groups you can attend, there are also many discussion options through the Internet.
NFT wants to help transplant patients find an online support system. Many of our patients have found the following sites useful as they face the roller coaster of emotions related to transplantation. Find NFT and transplant candidates and recipients on the following sites:
Other discussion sites include:
It can be very helpful to reach out and ask for advice from someone who has been there. Don't be afraid to find friends who can support you throughout this sometimes overwhelming process.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sandy Brown (kidney) at Medical University of South Carolina
Zoila Mora (bone marrow) at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Eric Savage (stem cell) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Kathy Suher (bone marrow) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
We are so happy these patients have overcome the first obstacle of transplantation. While they will still need follow-up care and regular medical attention, these patients have truly already received a second chance at life.
NFT works with patients throughout the long process of transplantation, which continues well beyond their transplants. It is our hope for patients to focus on their health and recovery rather than worrying about expenses. For that reason, NFT maintains relationships with patients and their families post-transplant to continue raising funds for vital anti-rejection medications, doctors' visits, travel, lodging and much more.