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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
ILLINOIS TRANSPLANT FUND

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, increasing access to organ transplants.
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.
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We graciously accept all donations

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.

To donate online by credit card, click on the button below.

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

You may send donations directly to ITF at the following address:

Illinois Transplant Fund

Attn: Manuel Carrera
425 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-2076

For mail-in donations, please include the information in a cover note or letter.

Call (630) 433-3943

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.