Additional Support

Transplant Support Group

The Transplant Clinic offers support groups for patients and their family members currently waiting for a transplant along with those who have already received a transplant.

  • Click here for more information on the liver, kidney and pancreas transplant support group.

Individual counseling

Psychosocial support beyond that provided by the transplant nurse coordinator is available through the transplant social worker, a staff psychologist or psychiatrist.

Donor awareness

Training is open to patients interested in community service projects to promote organ donor awareness. Trained patients and family members form a speaker's bureau and participate in projects at the Motor Vehicle Department, area churches and community organizations.

Outside links

  • New browser windowUNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing.
    Patients accepted onto a transplant hospital's waiting list are registered with the UNOS Organ Center, where a centralized computer network links all organ procurement organizations and transplant centers.
  • New browser windowSRTR, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Web site provides all the information currently available in the Statistics, Reports, and Summary sections of the UNOS Transplant Patient Data Source.
  • New browser windowNMDP, the National Marrow Donor Program, an organization helping patients through stem cell transplantation.
  • The New browser windowRoche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation is a registered Medical Research Charity whose mission is to advance the science of organ transplantation by supporting research programs through operating grants directly allocated to research projects.
  • New browser windowLifegift's mission is to provide community benefit by ethically, effectively and efficiently recovering appropriately transplantable organs and tissue to give the gift of life.
  • New browser windowOrgan Donation, an informational site sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the New browser windowDepartment of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
  • New browser windowCoalition on Donation is a not-for-profit alliance of local coalitions and national organizations who have joined forces to promote organ and tissue donation.
  • New browser windowTransplant Awareness, Inc. (TAI) is a nonprofit corporation run and operated by volunteers who are all organ transplant recipients. Products designed to increase organ donor awareness (such as T-shirts and license plate frames) are offered for sale.
  • New browser windowThe National Foundation for Transplants is a national non-profit organization that offers a program of healthcare and financial support services and patient advocacy for transplant candidates, recipients, and their families.
  • New browser windowThe Living Bank International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Patient support organizations

  • New browser windowAAKP, the American Association of Kidney Patients, is a national, non-profit, membership-based, voluntary health organization providing education, support and advocacy services to kidney patients and their families.
  • AKF, the American Kidney Fund, is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the daily lives of people with chronic kidney disease.
  • New browser windowNKF, the National Kidney Foundation, is a voluntary health organization seeking to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
  • The New browser windowAmerican Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
  • The New browser windowAmerican Heart Association is a not-for-profit health organization funded by private contributions to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. These include heart attack, stroke (brain attack) and related disorders.
  • The New browser windowAmerican Liver Foundation is the only national, voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
  • New browser windowC.L.A.S.S, the Children's Liver Association for Support Services, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the emotional, educational and financial needs of families coping with childhood liver disease and transplantation.
  • New browser windowTRIO, Transplant Recipients International Organization, is an not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
  • New browser windowTransplant Buddies is dedicated to the sharing of feelings and thoughts about the transplant process.
  • The New browser windowNational Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF) provides guidance and emotional support to transplant patients by helping families and friends organize, launch and sustain a fundraising campaign. NTAF also offers grants to eligible candidates.

Professional organizations

  • New browser windowNATCO, the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization, is the professional society of more than 1,750 transplant coordinators, and is the largest group of transplant professionals in North America.
  • New browser windowAST, the American Society of Transplantation, is an organization of 1,300 transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation science and medicine.