Our Story

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Transplants for Children assists families and children to master the lifelong challenges of pediatric transplantation.  

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 Empowering transplant families with tools and support for long-term successful organ retention. 

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 Serving families with commitment, respect, support, and integrity. 

About Us

Founded in 1986 by Sharon and Eric Sutton, Transplants for Children (TFC) has worked tirelessly to bring hope to families nationwide. Sharon and Eric’s infant son, Richard, received a liver transplant when organ transplantation was still in its infancy. In spite of the transplant and subsequent hospitalization, Richard passed away. The Suttons were inspired to honor his memory by forming an organization dedicated to assisting other families through the pediatric transplant process.


Today, TFC serves more than 1500 families annually and has supported more than 4500 families since its inception.

Give the Gift of Life

Registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor records your decision to be a donor. Your generosity can save as many as eight lives through organ donation 



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Our Programs

Children who receive transplants embark on a lifelong journey of constant health vigilance, financial and social acceptance insecurity, mental health issues and range of other challenges. Together with their families, children must navigate these new overwhelming challenges in an often-confusing medical system.  


TFC provides critical support every step of the way, from infancy into early adulthood, for transplant children and their families with services that include crisis funds, family support, and peer networks. 


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IRS Determination Letter (pdf)

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TFC Audited Financial Statements 2017 (pdf)

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