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A Second Chance at Life

For many of us, tomorrow is just another day. We’ll wake up, shower, fix ourselves a nice cup of joe and start the day. For people who obtain support from the Illinois Transplant Fund, every waking day is a second chance at life – a gift made possible through lifesaving organ transplants they once thought were impossible.

Every day I was connected to a machine…

Before the transplant, my life revolved around dialysis. Every day I was connected to a machine. My four-year-old son was almost entirely under my husband’s care in the evenings. I was not able to take care of my son by myself, much less keep a job or make long-term plans.

Bernice Avalos Garcia
BERENICE, 36

Saving Lives by Increasing Access to Transplant Care

In Illinois, 16 percent of the adult population with incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level are uninsured. This impacts low-income individuals, the working poor and people of color. The Illinois Transplant Fund focuses on increasing access to health insurance for qualified Illinois residents who are listed for organ transplant.
Since its founding in 2015, ITF has saved the lives of more than 100 Illinoisans by providing financial support for health insurance premiums and access to lifesaving organ transplants.

Four easy ways to financially support
Illinois Transplant Fund.

ITF is a not-for-profit organization funded solely through contributions from the general public and interested parties. We want to help as many patients as possible and graciously accept all donations.

Donate Online

To donate online by credit card, fill out our quick-and-easy form.

Tribute Giving

Honor a loved one by helping someone in need. Give in honor, memory or celebration today.

Text to GIve

To support Illinois Transplant Fund you can text any dollar amount to (312) 500-7956.

Donate by Mail or Phone

You may send donations directly to ITF by mail or by phone.

ITF is a not-for-profit organization funded solely through contributions from the general public and interested parties. We want to help as many patients as possible and graciously accept all donations.