Our primary mission at this time is to assist lung transplant recipients and their families, to provide support systems throughout the process and to promote the importance of organ donation, according to One Breath at a Time, Inc.’s administrators. We are registered with and approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation for Federal income tax purposes (contributions are tax deductible). We want to establish ongoing financial resources to ensure the achievement of this mission. Contributions can be made by Clicking Here.
The organization established the 1st Tampa Bay Lung Transplant Home, the Butterfly House with multiple small apartments to assist in providing temporary living quarters for Tampa General Hospital’s out-of-town and out-of-state patients and their families during initial evaluation, clinic visits, checkups, transplant episode and post-operative care.
A growing number of lung patients are expected to come to Tampa from all over the United States for various transplant-related procedures as more organs become available to the hospital’s surgery center from medical sources. One Breath at a Time, Inc. will accommodate those people with much-needed quarters as close to the hospital as possible.