Established in 1997

Lorene Sharp White passed away in 1983 after years of ill health because a suitable organ donor could not be found in time. During the course of Lorene’s illness, her family met others in need of life-saving organ transplants, and they saw firsthand the financial and emotional challenges that accompanied such illnesses. Lorene’s husband, Raymond, established Transplants, Inc. following her death to provide nonprofit financial assistance for medical costs to those in need of organ transplants. In 1997, the Board of Transplants, Inc. decided to assure the continuity of its work by establishing this Fund through which the message and encouragement of organ donation and transplantation could spread.