What We Do
Organ transplants are lifesaving, but expensive. Financial grants are available to help cover some of your transplant costs.
We share information about resources that may benefit lung transplant patients and their families and caregivers.
Fundraising Events like annual Golf tournament, Pancake Breakfast, etc
Breathing New Life is pleased to endorse the Joseph J. Carter Mentorship Program, offered by the Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF), which offers a lung-transplant mentorship program. Mentors are available to answer questions and give support to the waiting patient and/or caregiver.
We are comprised entirely of volunteers who are patients or are friends or family members of patients who have had, or are waiting for, lung transplants at the M Health Fairview – University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). While the underlying diseases vary, we or our loved ones have each experienced an end-stage prognosis requiring a life-saving lung transplant. Many of the directors on the Breathing New Life Board are lung-transplant recipients and share the desire to give back to the lung-transplant community.
We are all advocates for organ donation, "the gift of life".
The financial needs of our transplant friends and their immediate families far exceeds our ability to pay 100% of the costs. It is our hope that sometime in the near future we will be able to do more for those who most need our help.
To educate and support M Health Fairview lung-transplant patients and their families, and to promote public awareness of transplant-related needs, so we may ease the financial burden of those patients most in need of assistance.