Connecting People to Life

Save a Life Today

Our mission is to save lives by reducing the growing list of women, men, and children who are waiting for a transplant by maximizing living organ donations. Our passion is to ensure that the transplant system is equitable for all.

  • The Problem

    Every day, 16 people lose their lives while waiting for an organ that could come from a living donor. Even if every American registers as a deceased organ and tissue donor, there would still be a drastic shortage of organs available for transplantation.

  • The Approach

    Founded in 2005, we are the only national organ transplant nonprofit proactively reducing the transplant waiting list by enabling living donation and transplantation through educational, financial, and emotional support and helping those on the waitlist to find a living donor.

  • Join Us!

    Save lives every day by reducing the growing list of women, men, and children who are waiting for a transplant. Join us in our fight to Save Lives. Find out how.

Did you know that every day, 16 people lose their lives while waiting for an organ that could come from a living donor?

Together, we can change that. At the American Transplant Foundation, we believe that not a single life should be lost due to financial, language, cultural, or policy barriers that prevent patients from receiving or keeping their lifesaving organ transplant. 

Founded in 2005, we are the only national organ transplant nonprofit that goes beyond awareness by providing direct financial, emotional, and educational support to the recipients, living donors, and families who need it the most during their transplant journey.

Join us in the fight to reduce inequities FOR ALL transplant patients and ensure that nobody goes through the transplant process alone.

$1.2MIL+

in direct patient and family support

300+

trained mentors providing one-on-one support

100%

of funding from private supporters

1922

lives saved

3 Key Initiatives

Patient Assistance Program

1+1=LIFE Mentorship Program

Potential Living Donor Database

We provide lifesaving financial assistance to vulnerable transplant recipients and living organ donors. This allows transplant patients to keep the organ that keeps them alive and remove barriers to living donation.

Free, unparalleled support to patients waiting for a transplant, living donors, transplant recipients, and caregivers. One-on-one mentorship in 12 languages, from mentors who have been through the transplant process themselves.

A one-of-a-kind program for those interested in becoming living organ donors and those trying to find one. We provide education, tools, direct support, and more to potential living donors and those who are in need of one.

Patient Assistance Program

With your support, we provide lifesaving financial assistance to the most vulnerable transplant recipients and living donors. Our emergency grants help transplant patients keep the organ that keeps them alive.

1+1=LIFE Mentorship Program

Free, unparalleled support to patients waiting for a transplant, living donors, transplant recipients, and caregivers. One-on-one mentorship in 12 languages, from mentors who have been through the transplant process themselves.

Potential Living Donor Database

A one-of-a-kind program for those interested in becoming living organ donors and those trying to find one. We provide education, tools, direct support, and more to potential living donors and those who are in need of one.

Why Us?

Passionate about organ transplantation as a life-saving right and a miraculous example of kindness, resilience, and ultimate generosity? Come join us in the fight!

  • INDEPENDENT

    Our important work is made entirely possible through grass-roots fundraising and donations. We do not receive any funding from the government or big pharma. 

  • THREE-TIERED

    We are the only national nonprofit with a holistic approach to helping transplant patients. Our three-tiered approach helps eliminate barriers to transplant by providing educational, emotional, and financial support

  • EQUITY

    We work tirelessly to reduce inequities and improve transplant access, readiness, and outcomes through our innovative programs and public policy efforts.

  • TRANSPARENCY

    We provide an opportunity for our monthly donors to review and approve grant applications for financial support – so they know exactly who benefits from their investments.

  • DEDICATION

    We are a lean team putting a lot of muscle into saving lives, not an awareness-only organization.

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