Dear TODF supporters,
A little more than three years ago I founded the Tennessee Organ Donation Foundation, Inc. (TODF) with the help of several others. We had two goals: 1) improve awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors in order to help more people receive life-saving organ transplants, and 2) help transplant recipients with post-transplant financial needs. I’m thrilled to say we have been able to do both.
During the last three years our accomplishments include:
- Our participation in nine events sharing with Tennesseans about the importance of organ and tissue donation.
- The distribution of approximately 400 brochures at those events containing information about organ and tissue donation and how to register as a donor.
- The registering of a few people as donors via the internet at our events.
- Plus, we helped over a half dozen transplant recipients with various financial needs, such as their anti-rejection medications.
All of us at TODF feel blessed to have been a part of all this. However, due to a number of reasons, over the last year TODF’s leadership has been contemplating TODF’s future, and unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion it is time to cease operations. All of the paperwork necessary to officially close TODF is in process.
On behalf of the Board, Officers, and others, I want to sincerely thank all who have attended our events, made financial contributions, volunteered, and supported our endeavor the last three years. I want to encourage all of you to continue to be advocates for and support organ and tissue donation. I am alive today because of the miracle of a second chance at life it provides.
Executive Director, Board Chair, and Founder
Tennessee Organ Donation Foundation, Inc.