Saturday, July 20, 2019

Nelson O. Freytes

Nelson received a liver transplant over 20 years ago due to fulminant liver failure, caused by thyroid medication. A few years after his transplant, Nelson set out to build a ‘next-level’ social network for the transplant community and started Transplant Cafe, and most recently Transplant News.

Stories From This Author:


The Grim Reality of Organ Harvesting in China

China has been in the spotlight recently in relation to their organ donations system. The high rate of transplants being done in the country has been alarming with up...

A Rare 3 Organ Transplant for a California Man

At the edge of life’s trials, all we can hold on to is hope. Appreciating the value of life every moment we see a new dawn.  This is the...

Kidney Transplant Recipient Is ‘Scooting 4 Donors’ Across The USA

Four-time kidney transplant recipient Matt Schneider is currently 'Scooting4Donors,' making his way across the US on a scooter in support of organ donation awareness. Matt made a stop at Augusta University where...

How to Fundraise for a Transplant

$6,500. $2,300. $18,000.  These numbers aren’t the cost of a car, gadget, or vacation. They are real amounts that transplant families have had to cover out of pocket to bring...

Colorado Firefighter With Brain Tumor Given A Final Send-Off On Way To Give His Organs

There is no greater charity than that of saving lives. Helping a stranger or even family who can’t give back anything in return is the evidence of true love...

Baby Lincoln Seay Goes Home After Receiving a Life-Saving Heart Transplant

“No words can express the gratitude we feel for the family who lost their loved one… choosing to save someone else’s life at a time of such grief” says...