transplants

Support Nebraska Medicine Transplants

Since 1970, Nebraska Medicine has been working to shape the field of transplantation and to provide hope and life for thousands of patients. Its national transplant programs provide comprehensive treatment for diseases that affect the liver, intestine, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung. Through dedicated efforts in education and research, as well as innovations in clinical medicine, Nebraska Medicine is helping to shape the field of transplantation each day.

Nebraska Medicine Transplants

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Nebraska Medicine Excellence Fund

This fund supports innovative initiatives at Nebraska Medicine that allows the health network to be nimble and opportunistic.


Nebraska Medicine Patient and Family Experience Fund

This fund supports Nebraska Medicine’s commitment to an outstanding patient experience, including critical basic needs for patients and families, as well as support for technology, education and activities that enhance the patient experience.


Nebraska Medicine Transplant Patient and Family Experience Fund

This fund supports Nebraska Medicine’s commitment to an outstanding transplant patient experience, including critical basic needs for patients and families, as well as support for technology, education and activities that enhance the patient experience.


Nebraska Medicine Oncology Patient and Family Experience Fund

This fund supports Nebraska Medicine’s commitment to an outstanding oncology patient experience, including critical basic needs for patients and families, as well as support for technology, education and activities that enhance the patient experience.


Nebraska Medicine Clinical Cancer Care Fund

This fund supports clinical cancer care including equipment, continuing education and patient education.


Nebraska Medicine Transplant Excellence Fund

This fund supports care provided to transplant patients including needed equipment, patient education, continuing education and items necessary to enhance the patient and family experience.


Nebraska Medicine Liver Transplant Fund

This fund supports care for liver transplant patients or their families including needed equipment, continuing education, patient education and items necessary to enhance the patient and family experience.


Nebraska Medicine Cardiology Excellence Fund

This fund supports the care provided by the Cardiology Department including equipment, continuing education, patient education and any items needed to enhance the patient and family experience.


Nebraska Medicine Neurology Clinical Excellence Fund

This fund supports the care of neuroscience patients including needed equipment, patient education, continuing education or any items that might enhance the experience of the patient and family experience.


Nebraska Medicine Child Life Impact Fund

This fund benefits the Child Life program at Nebraska Medicine and supports the work of the child life nurses and specialists.


Nebraska Medicine Donate Life Services Fund

This fund supports the education of organ donors and awareness of the need for organ donation.


Nebraska Medicine Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Excellence Fund

This fund supports the care provided by the kidney and pancreas transplant department for patients or their families including needed equipment, patient education, continuing education and any items needed to enhance the patient and family experience.


Measure your life by the difference 
you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.

Amy Volk

Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine Senior Vice President, UNMC Development

Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Amy enjoys managing an amazing team devoted to UNMC, its hospital partner Nebraska Medicine and their donors. She has the opportunity to help people make their philanthropic dreams come true and gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and well-being of others.

Lisa Anibal

Nebraska Medicine

A member of the foundation team since 2017, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Science from Bellevue University. As director of the grateful patient giving program, she works with individuals who wish to recognize through philanthropy the excellent care they or their loved one received at Nebraska Medicine.

Ashley Christensen

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC

Ashley joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017. A Nebraska native, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business in 2005 and an MBA from Bellevue University in 2019. Ashley is passionate about her work and excited to be a part of the fight against cancer in her role supporting the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Tom Thompson

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC

Tom has been with the foundation since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He supports the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and oncology related departments at UNMC. Tom enjoys working at the foundation because he is assisting the people at UNMC who work tirelessly to help others.

Meghan Perrin

Nebraska Medicine

Meghan joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 with a strong professional background in fundraising, consulting and nonprofit leadership. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a nonprofit management concentration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Meghan’s fundraising efforts are focused on the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, and she has a passion for helping alumni and friends of the university connect their interests to fulfilling, life-changing opportunities.

Matthew Pohren

Nebraska Medicine

Matthew joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 with a strong background in consulting and leadership and extensive knowledge of university systems. A Nebraska native, he believes in the purpose and mission of the foundation and enjoys the opportunity to make philanthropic ideas and dreams a reality for supporters of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.

Edwin Lyons

Nebraska Medicine

Edwin began his fundraising career as a volunteer for UNICEF at age 10. Since then, he has enjoyed an extensive professional career in marketing, fundraising, sales and development. Edwin joined the foundation team in 2018 and is honored to be an advocate and ambassador for the patients and caregivers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.