If you’ve received an organ transplant or are in need of an organ transplant, there are organ transplantation support groups available to you and your family to help deal with the organ transplantation waiting process, preparation for the organ transplant, and adjusting to the new lifestyle after your organ transplant.
TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization)
Monthly support groups for candidates and recipients of organ transplants, their family members and any interested individuals.
Ph: 440.473.8979 (Greater Cleveland) or 330.754.7904 (Akron/Canton)
Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc.
The Transplant Education program is designed to assist pre and post transplant patients in understanding the importance of complying with their prescribed life-style regime of exercise, diet and medication. Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the Kidney Foundation.
If anyone is interested in attending, please call 216.771.2700.
Bone Marrow Transplant Support Groups
For Bone Marrow transplant patients, their families and friends. Meetings are held Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Cleveland Clinic main campus in the M50 Lounge.
Contact Linda McLellan, LISW at 216.444.5079 or Jane Dabney, LISW at 216.445.2483.
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Joint Support Group
For disease-specific support and life after bone marrow transplant. Quarterly group support.
theStatus.com is a free web-based service. Patients and families can use the website to create a private, secure and confidential place to share information about a patient’s care and condition.