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Support groups

Why join a support group?

Support group

Transplant patients and their families can gain support from many different types of groups, including group gatherings, educational programs, one-on-one support, social activities, newsletters, written materials, Internet groups, and talking on the telephone. As patients’ transplant experiences continue, they often gain confidence and reach out others, in turn making lifelong friends, enjoying social activities and finding opportunities to promote the need for organ and tissue donation.

Hospital groups

Usually run by the hospital transplant coordinator, social worker or other member of the transplant team, these types of support groups may consist of patients who are pre- or post-transplant or are hospitalized with transplant-related problems. These types of groups also typically meet more frequently than non-hospital groups.

Local support groups

Usually run by transplant patient, these groups consist of pre- and post-transplant patients and their families. They allow members who have already had their transplant to help you with the adjustment to a more normal, everyday lifestyle. They usually have monthly meetings and special events.

Online support groups

These groups can provide you with a broad range of experiences from all over the world. In addition, Internet support groups allow allow you to ask personal questions in the comfort of your own home. You can find many Facebook and other social media sites that specialize by organ type or disease.

Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide educational seminars, materials and activities. They also may conduct fundraising to support research and help shape healthcare policy.

Alabama

Heart/Lung/Liver Support Group

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Contact: Stan Smith
Phone: 205-655-3151
E-mail: heartlungkid1@gmail.com

Alaska

AKPA Support

Alaska Kidney Patients Association
325 East Third #201
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Kristie Lemmon
Web: alaskakidney.org
Phone: 907.333.2257
E-mail: info@alaskakidney.org

Alaska Transplant Resource Group

Life Alaska Donor Services
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Janet Cornelius, Family Services Coordinator
Web: www.lifealaska.org
Phone: 907- 562-LIFE (5433)
E-mail: family@lifealaska.org

Alaska Transplant Resource Group

Life Alaska Donor Services
Anchorage, AK
Contact: Janet Cornelius, Family Services Coordinator
Web: www.lifealaska.org
Phone: 907- 562-LIFE (5433)
E-mail: family@lifealaska.org

Alaska Transplant Resource Group

Life Alaska Donor Services
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Cindy McCann, Family Services Coordinator
Web: www.lifealaska.org
Phone: 907-562-LIFE (5433)
E-mail: family@lifealaska.org

Alaska Transplant Recipient Resource Group

Anchorage, AK
Phone: 907- 562-LIFE (5433)
E-mail: biancar@lifealaska.org

Arizona

Abdominal Transplant Support Group

University of Arizona Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Sandra Thornton, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 520-694-6628
E-mail: Sandra.Thornton@uahealth.com

Abdominal Transplant Support Group

University of Arizona Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Sandra Thornton, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 520-694-6628
E-mail: Sandra.Thornton@uahealth.com

Abdominal Transplant Support Group

University of Arizona Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Caitlin Yost LMW
Web: www.bannerhealth.com
Phone: 520-694-6149
E-mail: Caitlin.Yost@bannerhealth.com

Banner Liver Disease Support Group

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Contact: Charlie Thomas
Web: www.bannerhealth.com
Phone: 602.839.0219
E-mail: charlie.thomas@bannerhealth.com

Heart and Lung Transplant Support & Education

Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Martha Moutray, LMSW
Web: www.bannerhealth.com
Phone: 520-240-5108
E-mail: Martha.Moutray@bannerhealth.com

Heart and Lung Transplant Support Groups

University of Arizona Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Martha Moutray, LMSW
Web: www.uahealth.com
Phone: 520-694-4603
E-mail: Martha.Moutray@uahealth.com

Heart/Lung Transplant Support Groups

University Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Martha Moutray
Phone: 800-524-5927

Kidney Transplant Support Group

University Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Contact: Sandra Thornton, MSW
Phone: 520-694-6628
E-mail: sthornton@umcaz.edu

Lung Transplant Support Group

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Contact: Kathy Lam, MSW, LCS
Phone: 602- 406-7009
E-mail: klam@chw.edu

Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Support Group

Mayo Clinic
AZ 85054
Contact: Nina Menardie
Phone: 480-342-1671
E-mail: menardie.christina@mayo.edu

The New Life Society

Open to all organ recipients
Various locations in Phoenix
Contact: Zoe Severyn
Web: newlifesociety.org/SupportGroup
Phone: 602-277-2661
E-mail: info@newlifesociety.org

Arkansas

Central Arkansas Support Group

AR
Contact: Carolyn Berry
Phone: 870.329.1368
E-mail: ccarol20@hotmail.com

Conway Support Group

Conway, AR
Contact: Dale & Debbie Smith
Phone: 501.472.0461
E-mail: smithdf1@conwaycorp.net

Fayetteville Area Transplant Support Group

Fayetteville, AR
Contact: Milton Spooner
Phone: (479) 212-0872
E-mail: miltonspooner@yahoo.com

Hot Springs Support Group

Hot Springs, AR
Contact: Billy Valentine
Phone: 501.622.7316 / 7416
E-mail: e.valentine@sbcglobal.net

Russellville Support Group

Russellville, AR
Contact: H.L. & Barbara Shepherd
Phone: 479.968.2471
E-mail: bhlshep@suddenlink.net

California

A Gift of Heart - Organ Transplant and Donor Support Group

Orange, CA
Web: www.agiftofheart.org

Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

PO Box 2332
Menlo Park, CA 94026
Web: www.baakp.org
Phone: 650-323-2225
E-mail: bay.area.kidney@gmail.com

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Jenny Kwak, LCSW
Phone: 650-498-5831
E-mail: jkwak@stanfordmed.org

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Contact: Brie Kelly, MSW
Phone: 415-353-1040
E-mail: Brienne.Kelly@ucsfmedctr.org

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Kimberly Averett, MSW
Phone: 650-498-5428
E-mail: kaverett@stanfordmed.org

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Caitlin West
Phone: 650-723-4440
E-mail: cwest@stanfordhealthcare.org

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Tonia Gregory
Phone: 650-723-4440

Caregiver Solid Organ Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Tonia Gregory
Phone: 650-723-4440
E-mail: gdean@mills.edu

Cedars Sinai Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2802
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Contact: Carlie Galloway, LCSW
Phone: 310-423-6850
E-mail: carlie.galloway@cshs.org

Coachella Valley Hepatitis C, Liver Disease and Transplant Support Group

Portola Community Center
45480 Portola Ave
Palm Desert , CA 92260
Contact: Richard Darling, DDS
Web: fairfoundation.org
Phone: 760-200-2766
E-mail: fair@dc.rr.com

Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Nikki Galin, LCSW
Phone: 415-353-8818
E-mail: nikki.galin@ucsfmedctr.org

Heart Transplant Support Group

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123
Web: www.sharp.com/transplant
Phone: 800-82-SHARP

Heart Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Cathy Miller
Phone: 650-723-5581
E-mail: cmiller@stanfordmed.org

Hep C and Liver Transplant Support Group

American Liver Foundation
CA
Contact: Holly Heller
Web: Liverfoundation.org
Phone: 8183032085
E-mail: Hhc4hep@aol.com

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Support Group

UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Contact: Robin Worker
Phone: 714-456-8342

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Support Group

UC Irvine Medical Center
18494 Del Bonita St
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Contact: Maria Salas
Phone: 626-241-3482
E-mail: salasweaver@yahoo.com

Liver Support Group

UCLA
ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Kathy Johnson
Phone: 805-368-3653
E-mail: cakewoman@msn.com

Liver Support Group

UCLA
ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Kathy John
Phone: 805-368-3653
E-mail: cakewoman@msn.com

Liver Support Group

USC University Hospital
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-442-9626

Liver Support Group

USC University Hospital
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Marie Murphy
Phone: 714.213.1816
E-mail: thebichonf@hotmail.com

Liver Support Group

USC University Hospital
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Marla Frankel, LCSW CCTSW
Phone: 323-442-9632
E-mail: marla.frankel@med.usc.edu

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Sherry Laemmermann, ACSW
Phone: 415-353-1040

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
3490 e Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA 93703s
Contact: Sherry Laemmermann, ACSW
Phone: 415-353-1040
E-mail: ninakelly65@hotmail.com

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCLA Medical Center
10833 LeConte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Contact: Elisa Geraci, MSW
Phone: 310-825-5921
E-mail: egeraci@mednet.ucla.edu

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
2802e andrew ave
fresno, CA 93726
Contact: Sherry Laemmermann, ACSW
Phone: 415-353-1040
E-mail: harkins.darrell@yahoo.com

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCLA Medical Center
10833 LeConte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Contact: Elisa Geraci, BSW MSW ACSW
Phone: 310-825-5921
E-mail: egeraci@mednet.ucla.edu

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Patrick Marsh, Pauline Rogers, Brie Kelly
Phone: 415-353-1504
E-mail: patrick.marsh@ucsfmedctr.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Patrick Marsh, Pauline Rogers, Brie Kelly
Phone: 415-353-1504
E-mail: patrick.marsh@ucsfmedctr.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCLA Medical Center
10833 LeConte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Contact: Elisa Geraci
Phone: 310-267-9807
E-mail: egeraci@mednet.ucla.edu

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA 64143
Contact: Pauline Rogers
Phone: 415-353-1284
E-mail: Pauline.Rogers@ucsfmedctr.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
3490 e Clinton Ave
Fresno, CA 93703s
Contact: Nina Kelly
E-mail: ninakelly65@hotmail.com

Liver Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Brie Pierquet MSW
Phone: 415-353-1040
E-mail: Brienne.Pierquet@ucsf.edu

Liver Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Jenny Kwak, LCSW
Phone: 650-498-5831
E-mail: jkwak@stanfordmed.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Kimberly Averett, MSW
Phone: 650-498-5428
E-mail: kaverett@stanfordhealthcare.org

Pre and Post Organ Transplant Support Group

ADTAS, Alliance for Donation and Transplantation Awareness and Support
242 E. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Contact: John Mitas

Phone: 951-237-2905
E-mail: A.FDTAS@gmail.com


Renal Support Network

Studio Hope
621 East Glenoaks Blvd. #B
Glendale, CA 91207
Contact: Mica Spalding
Web: www.rsnhope.org
Phone: (818) 543-0896
E-mail: Mica@RSNhope.org or info@RSNhope.org


Sacramento Area Liver Transplant Support Group

Sacramento, CA
Contact: Ann Linnekens
Web: www.saclivertxgroup.com/
Phone: 916-791-1697
E-mail: ALinnekens@surewest.net

Sacramento Area Renal and Pancreas Support Group

UC Davis Transplant Program
1625 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816, CA 95816
Phone: 800-821-9912

Sacramento Area Renal and Pancreas Support Group

8550 Sheraton Drive
Fair Oaks , CA 95628
Contact: Ruben Hulan
Phone: 916-807-4840
E-mail: bhulan@scoe.net

Saddleback Kidney Support Group

Saddleback Church Peace Center
1 Purpose Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Contact: Helen Mills
Web: saddleback.com/connect/ministry/peace-center
Phone: 949-412-3210
E-mail: sparkymiss@cox.net

San Gabriel Valley Hepatitis, Liver and Transplant Support Group

Methodist Hospital
300 West Huntington Drive, Classroom #4
Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone: 310-670-4624

San Gabriel Valley Hepatitis, Liver and Transplant Support Group

Methodist Hospital
6275 Crestwood Way
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Contact: Jane Leslie
Phone: 323-708-2565
E-mail: cjnutz@roadrunner.com

San Gabriel Valley Hepatitis, Liver and Transplant Support Group

Methodist Hospital
243 West Fairview Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Contact: Marcie Fisher
Phone: 970-376-3662
E-mail: marcie_fisher@yahoo.com

San Gabriel Valley Hepatitis, Liver and Transplant Support Group

Methodist Hospital
3817 Cogswell Rd #3
El Monte, CA 91703
Contact: Arthur Rico
Phone: 626-230-4742
E-mail: arico1963@yahoo.com

Transplant Patient, Family, & Caregiver Support Group

Keck Medical Center of USC
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Contact: Marla Frankel, LCSW CCTSW
Phone: 323-442-9632
E-mail: marla.frankel@med.usc.edu

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
P.O. Box 2804
Cupertino, CA 95016
Phone: 408-238-3077

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

The City Chapter
2358 Park Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: 510-834-0436

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
P.O. Box 2804
Cupertino, CA 95016
Contact: Monet Thomson
Web: http://www.bayareatrio.org/
Phone: 408-723-0800
E-mail: info@bayareatrio.org

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Ventura County West Valley Chapter
2562 Covent Garden Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Web: http://www.trioventurala.org/
Phone: 805-492-9810

TRIO Ventura County West San Fernando Valley

Transplant Recipients Organization International
15763 Kenneth Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91367
Contact: Ron Taubman
Web: www.trioweb.org
Phone: 8183097919
E-mail: taubmanappr@dslextreme.com

UC San Diego Health System Heart/Lung Transplant Caregivers Support Group

San Diego, CA
Contact: Karen Matthews, LCSW
Phone: 858 657-5050
E-mail: kmatthew@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Health System Heart/Lung Transplant Caregivers Support Group

San Diego, CA
Contact: Karen Matthews, LCSW
Phone: 858 657-5050
E-mail: kmatthew@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Health System Heart/Lung Transplant Caregivers Support Group

San Diego, CA
Contact: Michelle Williams
Web: www.transplant.ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-657-7221
E-mail: mwilliams@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Health System Heart/Lung Transplant Support Group

San Diego, CA
Contact: Karen Matthews, LCSW
Phone: 858 657-5050
E-mail: kmatthew@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Health System Kidney Transplant Support Group

UC San Diego Health System
3500 5th Ave Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Chris Frederici Hines, LCSW
Web: https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/surgery/transplant/patient-resources/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: 619-574-8612
E-mail: cfrederici@ucsd.edu

UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant Program and VAD Support Groups

Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Heart and Lung Transplant Office
Phone: 310-825-6068
E-mail: http://transplants.ucla.edu/

UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant Program Support Groups

Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Linda Ventura
Phone: 310-825-0749

UCSD Medical Center Liver Transplant Support Group

San Diego, CA
Contact: Michele Morrison, LCSW
Phone: 619-543-8612
E-mail: mlmorrison@ucsd.edu

UCSF Heart Transplant & VAD Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Nikki Galin, LCSW
Phone: 415-353-8901
E-mail: Nikki.Galin@ucsf.edu

UCSF Lung Transplant Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Andrea Baird, LCSW
Phone: 415-353-1382
E-mail: Andrea.Baird@ucsf.edu

UCSF Transplant Caregiver Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-353-1040

UOTA

United Organ Transplant Association
3405 Arlington Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
Contact: Debbie Morgan
Web: www.uota.org
Phone: 951-276-4700
E-mail: dmorgan@uota.org

Weekly Transplant Support Group

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2802
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Contact: John Pappas, LCSW
Phone: 310-423-6850

Weekly Transplant Support Group

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2802
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Contact: Carlie Galloway, MSW
Phone: 310-423-6850
E-mail: carlie.galloway@cshs.org

West Los Angeles Hepatitis, Liver and Transplant Support Group

Wadsworth Grounds
200 E Vernon
Long Beach, CA 90804
Contact: Charles
Phone: 562-726-1240
E-mail: beverlyjhamm@msn.com

Colorado

There are no support groups available in Colorado at this time.

Connecticut

There are no support groups available in Connecticut at this time.

Delaware

Kidney Transplant Patient Education and Support Group

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Contact: Eileen Edge, LSW, MSW
Phone: 866-682-6792

TDSG (Transplant/Donor Support Group)

St Paul UAME Church
3114 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19809
Contact: Sandi Gibbs
Phone: 302-602-6126
E-mail: smgibbs@yahoo.com

District of Columbia

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

1000 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202- 293-0980
E-mail: TRIO@primenet.com

Transplant Support Group

Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20060
Contact: Dr. John Robinson
Phone: 202 865-1443

Washington Heart Support Group

110 Irving Street, NW Washington Hospital Center, Room 1208
Washington, DC 20010, DC 20010
Phone: 202-877-3220

Florida

Brevard County Organ Transplant Support Group

4161 Gatewood Street
Cocoa, FL 32926
Contact: Leo A. Paradis
Web: http://organtransplantsupportgroup.org/
Phone: 321-698-8884
E-mail: BCOTSG@cfl.rr.com

Caring For The Gift of Life

2500 SW 107th Ave Ste 47
Miami, FL 33165
Contact: Kleydson Da Silva
Phone: 786-205-4515
E-mail: info@supramedicalgroup.net

Memorial Transplant & VAD Support Group

Memorial Transplant Institute
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Contact: Janet Delgado, LCSW
Web: mhs.net
Phone: 954-265-6810
E-mail: jadelgado@mhs.net
Group is open to all transplant recipients, those on waitlist, & their families.

National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment

N.O.T.E.
13014 N. Dale Mabry #187
Tampa, FL 33618
Contact: Janet Walin
Web: noteus.org
Phone: 813-962-6250
E-mail: noteorg@tampabay.rr.com

Organ Transplant Recipients of SW FL, Inc.

2727 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Contact: Bob Lucas
Web: organsupport.org
E-mail: bob@boblucas.com

Renal Transplant Support Group

Halifax Health-Center for Transplant Services
FL
Contact: Jenny Ketring, MSW
E-mail: Jennifer.Ketring@halifax.org

Second Chance Support Group

Second Chance Jax
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Contact: Kristin Corlett
Phone: (904) 314-3436
E-mail: Kirby3131@gmail.com

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.

300 South Duncan Avenue, Suite 227
Clearwater, FL , FL 33755
Web: http://2ndwind.org
Phone: 888- 855-9463

Shands Lung Transplant

UF Health - Shands Hospital
PO Box 100223
Gainesville, FL 32610
Contact: Micki Nodurft-Luck, LCSW, CCTSW
Web: https://ufhealth.org/transplant-center/lung
Phone: 352-265-8940
E-mail: nodurm@shands.ufl.edu

Tallahassee Kidney Support Group

1609 Physicians Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-878-1171

Tallahassee Kidney Support Group

Transplant Support Group
1609 Physicians Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Contact: Dee Wilder
Phone: 850-878-1171
E-mail: dwilder_32301@yahoo.com

Tallahassee Kidney Transplant Support Group

1609 Physicians Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Contact: Dee Wilder
Phone: 850-878-1171
E-mail: dwilder_32301@yahoo.com

Tallahassee/Big Bend Lung Transplant Support Group

Tallahassee, FL
Contact: Sandra Skelton
Phone: (850) 228-2616
E-mail: tlh-bb_lungtxsupportgrp@hotmail.com

Tampa Bay Liver Disease and Transplantation Support Group

Tampa General Medical Group Transplant Speciality Services
409 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Contact: Stanley Genstein
Web: www.tgh.org/sg.htm
Phone: 8132603723
E-mail: sgenstein@tampabay.rr.com

Transplant & VAD Support Group

Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Contact: Pat Dennis, LCSW
Web: mhs.net
Phone: 954-265-6810
E-mail: pdennis@mhs.net

Transplant & VAD Support Group

Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Contact: Pat Dennis, LCSW
Web: mhs.net
Phone: 954-265-6810
E-mail: pdennis@mhs.net

Transplant Caregivers Support Group

Tampa General Hospital Transplant Services
312 Laurel Falls Drive
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Contact: Stanley Genstein
Web: //www.tgh.org/sg.htm
Phone: 8132603723
E-mail: sgenstein@tampabay.rr.com

Transplant Caregivers Support Group

Tampa General Hospital Transplant Services
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
Contact: Stanley Genstein
Web: https://www.tgh.org/sg.htm
Phone: 8132603723
E-mail: sgenstein@tampabay.rr.com

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Southwest Chapter
P.O. Box 7888
North Port , FL 34287
Contact: Bette Luksha-Gammell
Phone: 941-423-2553
E-mail: TRIOFLA@comcast.net

Georgia

Brunswick Transplant Support Group

Brunswick, GA
Contact: Joan Mobley
Phone: 912-266-5994
E-mail: bwktsg@yahoo.com

Hawaii

Transplant Support Group

Queen's Medical Center

550 S. Beretania St, Suite 404
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact: Shona Peters
Phone: 8086918897
E-mail: speters@queens.org

Idaho

There are no support groups available in Idaho at this time.

Illinois

Kidney and Pancreas Support Group

OSF St. Francis Kidney Transplant Services
Peoria, IL
Contact: Jennifer Butler, RN, CCTC
Web: www.osfhealthcare.org/services/transplant-services/
Phone: 309-655-4101
E-mail: jennifer.l.butler@osfhealthcare.org

Tampa Bay Liver Disease and Transplantation Support Group

Kidney/Pancreas Support Group

Memorial Medical Center
701 N. 1st St
Springfield, IL 62781
Contact: Holly Heinz, LSW, MSW
Phone: 217-788-3441


Live Life! Pre & Post Transplant Support Group

Illinois Valley Community Hospital
925 West Street
Peru, IL 61354
Contact: Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Web: Calendar
Phone: 815-780-3521
E-mail: public.relations@ivch.org


Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Support Group

Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Contact: Mary McGillicuddy
Phone: 708-216-3634


Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Support Group

Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
Contact: Susan Long
Phone: 708-216-5454
E-mail: slong@lumc.edu

Lung Transplant Support Group

Unviersity of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Contact: Kaitlin Ray
Web: //www.uchospitals.edu
Phone: 773-702-4608
E-mail: kaitlin.ray@uchospital.edu


Lung Transplant Support Group

Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Contact: Susan Long
Phone: 708-216-5454
E-mail: slong@lumc.edu


Organ Transplant Support, Inc.

PO Box 471
Naperville, IL 60566
Contact: Chuck Feltes, President
Phone: 630-527-8640
E-mail: organtransplantsupport@gmail.com


Organ Transplant Support, Inc.

PO Box 471
Naperville, IL 60566
Contact: Ron Dickover, President
Phone: 630-527-8640
E-mail: organtransplantsupport@gmail.com


Organ Transplant Support, Inc.

PO Box 471
Naperville, IL 60566
Contact: Susan English, President
Web: www.organtransplantsupport.org
Phone: 630-527-8640
E-mail: organtransplantsupport@gmail.com


Organ Transplant Support, Inc.

PO Box 471
Naperville, IL 60566
Contact: Susan English, President
Web: www.organtransplantsupport.org
Phone: 630-527-8640
E-mail: organtransplantsupport@gmail.com


Sarcoidosis Empowering Healing Hands Of Hope Support Group

National Sarcoidosis Scoity ,NFP
4747 S. M.L.King Dr. Ste # 512
Chicago, IL 60615
Contact: Glenda Fulton
Web: http://nationalsarcoidosisfriends.org.tripod.com/
Phone: 312-567-6626
E-mail: sarcoidosispals2@yahoo.com

Transplant Support Group

Rush University
725 West Harrison, Ste. 437
Chicago, IL
Contact: Mike Levick
Phone: 312-563-2111


Transplant Support Group

University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL
Contact: Rina Murao
Phone: 773-834-2003


Transplant Support Group

American Transplant Association
47 W Polk Street, Suite 100-140
Chicago, IL
Web: www.americantransplant.org
Phone: 800-494-4527


Transplant Support Group

University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL
Contact: Danley Kohn
Phone: 773-834-8076
E-mail: danley.kohn@uchospitals.edu


Transplant Support Group of Illinois

Centegra Hospital
McHenry, IL
Contact: Carol Prebianca
Phone: 847-838-4754


Transplant Support Group of Illinois

Centegra Hospital
McHenry, IL
Contact: Carol Prebianca
Phone: 847-838-4754
E-mail: TSGNI2004@aol.com


Transplant Support Group of Illinois

Centegra Hospital
McHenry, IL 60050
Contact: Rich Barclay
Phone: 847-680-4157
E-mail: rabpkb1@gmail.com


Transplant Support Group of Northern Illinois

40261 W. Beach Lane
Antioch, IL 60002
Contact: Carol Prebianca
Phone: 847-838-4754
E-mail: carol1824@aol.com

Indiana

Fort Wayne Transplant Support Group

12532 Carroll Ridge Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46818
Contact: LARRY D. HILSMIER
Phone: 260-637-6568
E-mail: ldhsr@comcast.net

Iowa

Anxiously Awaiting

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Soc. Clinic
Iowa City , IA
Contact: Yuk Sum Chung
Phone: 319-353-8799

Anxiously Awaiting

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Soc. Clinic
P.o. 315
Urbandale, IA 50323
Contact: Belinda Deal
Phone: 5155701710
E-mail: ldeal22x@yahoo.com

Transplant Support Group

Great River Medical Center, Oak Room
Burlington, IA
Contact: Sam Johnson
Phone: 319-758-9665

Kansas

Liver Transplant Support Group

University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS , KS 66160
Contact: Kellie Elliott, LMSW
Phone: 913-588-4417

Liver Transplant Support Group

University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS , KS 66160
Contact: Kellie Elliott, LMSW
Phone: 913-588-4417
E-mail: greg.ohman1.go@gmail.com

Kentucky

Heart to Heart Support Group

University of Kentucky HealthCare Transplant Center
2333 Alumni Park Plaza, Ste 300
Lexington, KY 40517
Contact: Becky Martin
Web: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/transplant-center
Phone: 859-323-4843
E-mail: ramart0@uky.edu

UK Healthcare Cardiothoracic Transplant/VAD Support Group

University of Kentucky HealthCare Transplant Center
2333 Alumni Park Plaza, Ste 300
Lexington, KY 40517
Contact: Becky Martin
Web: www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/transplant
Phone: 859-323-4843
E-mail: ramart0@uky.edu

University of Kentucky Lung Tranpslant Support Group

University of Kentucky HealthCare Transplant Center
2333 Alumni Park Plaza, Ste 300
Lexington, KY 40517
Contact: Becky Martin
Phone: 859-323-4843
E-mail: ramart0@uky.edu

Louisiana

Organ Transplant Support Group

Opelousas, LA 70570
Contact: Mary Quebedeaux
E-mail: maryquebedeaux@yahoo.com

Maine

There are no support groups available in Maine at this time.

Maryland

Living With Hepatitis/Before and After Transplant Support Group

Frederick County Hepatitis C Clinic
350 Montevue Avenue, Entrance "B"
Frederick, MD 21703

Mercy for Livers

301 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Rose Stelmack
Phone: 443-503-6947
E-mail: mercy4livers@gmail.com

Quarter Century Club

415 Piedmont Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Contact: george e franklin 3rd
Phone: 3013282601
E-mail: gef3rd@gmail.com

TRIO-Transplant Recipients International Organization

TRIO-Transplant Recipients International Organization
822 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Marty Maren - President
Phone: 410-558-0451
E-mail: triomaryland@yahoo.com

Massachusetts

Dare to be Alive

230 North Main Street
South Yarmouth , MA 02664
Contact: Deanna Arnold
Phone: 508-398-5473

Kidney/Pancreas Pre- & Post- Transplant Educational Support Grouo

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Transplant Conference Room, Level A
Worcester, MA 01655
Contact: Sara Grady, LICSW
Phone: 508-334-7613
E-mail: Sara.Grady@umassmemorial.org

Liver Transplant Group

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
185 Pilgrim Road, Farr 10 Solarium
Boston, MA 02215
Contact: Noelle Dimitri
Phone: 617- 632-9815

Liver Transplantation Support Group

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, MA
Contact: Doris Tripp-MacPherson, LICSW
Phone: 774-441-8646

Renal/Pancreas Transplant Support Group (Pre and Post Transplant)

UMass Memorial Medical Center
Lazare Research Building, Conference Room 203
Worcester, MA
Contact: Ellen Wells, LICSW
Phone: 508-334-7613

The Partnership for Organ Donation

2 Oliver Street
Boston , MA 02109
Phone: 617-482-5746

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

New England Chapter (serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT)
44 Ellison Road
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-266-9559

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

New England Chapter (serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT)
44 Ellison Road
Newton, MA 02459
Contact: Michelle Kats
Phone: 6174069129
E-mail: Ladystardust24@gmail.com

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

New England Chapter (serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT)
1166 Washington St., apt 303
Boston, MA 02118
Contact: Virginia Watkins
Phone: 617-424-0204
E-mail: gingerboston@gmail.com

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

New England Chapter (serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT)
44 Ellison Road
Newton, MA 02459
Contact: Kara
Phone: 617-266-9559
E-mail: kebochicchio@gmail.com

Michigan

Heart - LVAD Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Ruth Halben
Phone: 734-763-9788
E-mail: rhalben@umich.edu

Heart LVAD Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Contact: Ginger St. John, MSW
Phone: 313-916-2724
E-mail: gstjohn1@hfhs.org

Heart Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Ruth Halben
Phone: 734-763-9788

Heart Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Ruth Halben, LMSW
Phone: 734-763-9788
E-mail: rhalben@umich.edu

Kidney/Pancreas Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit , MI
Contact: Patrick Williams, MSW
Phone: 313-916-1290
E-mail: pwilliams1@hfhs.org

kTalk

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
1169 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Contact: Susan Thomas, MD
Phone: 1.800.482.1455
E-mail: kidsbeans@gmail.com

Lakeshore Transplant Support Group

Hackley Hospital
1700 Clinton St
Muskegon, MI 49442
Contact: CJ Raugh, President
Phone: 231- 740-5901
E-mail: capraugh@aol.com

Liver Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Contact: Sophia Awan
Phone: 313-916-1352

Liver Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Lynda Asher
Phone: 734-668-0334

Liver Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI 48202
Contact: Ann Zalucki
Phone: 313-916-1352
E-mail: azaluck1@hfhs.org

Liver Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
15635 W Townline Rd
St. Charles, MI 48655
Contact: Ann Zalucki
Phone: 313-916-1352
E-mail: valleymission08@yahoo.com

LOTTS-Living Organ Transplant and Tissue Support Group

Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Jan Getz
Phone: 269-349-6630
E-mail: jgetz1980@aol.com

Lung Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Contact: Anne Eshelman
Phone: 313-916-2724

Lung Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Lizbeth Warner
Phone: 734-615-5334

Lung Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Amy Van Zee
Phone: 734-615-5334
E-mail: avanzee@med.umich.edu

Lung Support Group

University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Amy Van Zee, LMSW
Phone: 734-615-5334
E-mail: avanzee@med.umich.eduS

Lung Transplant Support Group

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
Battle Creek, MI
Contact: Deborah Pierce BS RRT
Phone: 269-245-8438
E-mail: PierceD@bronsonhg.org

Mid-Michigan Transplant Support Group

Mid Michigan Medical Center
Clare, MI
Contact: Terri Maynard
Phone: 989- 430-4174
E-mail: jandt116@chartermi.net

Mid-Michigan Transplant Support Group

Saginaw, MI
Contact: Mary Catherine Siers
Phone: 989-792-1334
E-mail: mcsiers@sbcglobal

Organ Transplant Awareness Group

Alpena, MI
Contact: Jerome Smigelski
Phone: 989-354-3342
E-mail: heart312@chartermi.net

Second Time Around Transplant Support Group

Warren, MI
Contact: Jacquie Oliai
Phone: 800-348-3987
E-mail: Jacquie.Oliai@spectrum-health.org

Second Time Around Transplant Support Group

Spectrum Health
2902 Bradford NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Contact: Jacquie Oliai
Phone: 616-391-2802
E-mail: Jacquie.Oliai@spectrum-health.org

St. John Transplant Support Group

Detroit, MI
Contact: Jennifer Bruns
Phone: 313-343-3047
E-mail: jennifer.bruns@stjohn.org

Transplant Connection

Beaumont Health
3535 West 13 Mile Road-Suite 644
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Contact: Sophia Awan, LMSW
Phone: 248-551-1201
E-mail: Sophia.Awan@Beaumont.edu

Transplant Support Group

Jackson, MI
Contact: Cathy McAllister
Phone: 517-783-7320

Transplant Support Group of Northern Michigan

Gaylord, MI
Contact: Bev Cherwinski
Phone: 989-983-4188

Minnesota

Heart Transplant and VAD Caregiver Support Group

University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact: Lilli Bauman
Phone: 612-273-5670
E-mail: lbauman2@fairview.org

Heart Transplant Support Group

Fairview-University Medical Center
MMC 181 420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Lilli Bauman
Phone: 612-273-5670

Lung Transplant Support Group

Fairview-University Medical Center
MMC 181 420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact: Marget Schmidtke, LICSW
Phone: 612-273-5796

VAD Support Group

University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Contact: Angela Herr
Phone: 612-273-5774
E-mail: aherr1@fairview.org

Mississippi

Transplant Support Group

University of MS Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
Contact: Sherie Brock
Phone: 601-984-5065
E-mail: smbrock@umc.edu

Missouri

Heart Transplant Support Group

Barnes- Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Jennifer Manolis, LCSW
Phone: 314-362-3980

Heart Transplant Support Group

Barnes- Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Nina Jarvis, LCSW
Phone: 314-362-5070
E-mail: nmp2616@bjc.org

Heart Transplant Support Group

Barnes- Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63108
Contact: Nina Jarvis, MSW, LCSW
Phone: (314) 362-5070
E-mail: nmp2616@bjc.org

Kidney Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Karen Politsch, LCSW
Phone: 314-362-5577

Liver Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Kelly Dougherty, MSW
Phone: 314-362-1956
E-mail: kad9246@bjc.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
1108 e 495th rd
BOLIVAR, MO 65613
Contact: linda king
Phone: 417-298-8699
E-mail: hunnymanswife@gmail.com

Liver Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110, MO 63110
Contact: Kathleen Walton, MSW
Phone: 314-362-1956

Liver Transplant Support Group

University of Kansas Hospital
8610 N Kansas ave
Kansas City, MO , MO 64156
Contact: Michael P Michael
Phone: 816-522-7638
E-mail: kcpapa2@att.net

Lung Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Rebecca Bathon, LCSW
Phone: 314-362-6127

Lung Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Rebecca Bathon, LCSW
Phone: 314-362-6127
E-mail: rjb6239@bjc.org

Second Wind Lung Transplant Associaiton of St. Louis, Missouri

Second Wind Lung Transplant Associaiton of St. Louis, Missouri
3440 Halliday Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
Contact: Thomas E. Archer
Web: www.secondwindstl.org
Phone: (314) 664.6360
E-mail: tea3440@sbcglobal.net

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.

St. Louis Chapter
3440 Halliday Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
Contact: Tom Archer
Web: www.secondwindstl.org
Phone: 314-664-6360
E-mail: tea3440@sbcglobal.net

Transplant Institute Support Group

Research Medical Center
2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64132
Contact: Kristen Derks
E-mail: kristen.derks@hcamidwest.com

Montana

American Liver Foundation

1425 Pompton Avenue
MT
Contact: Charlie O
Web: www.liverfoundation.org
Phone: 4065815425
E-mail: Charkliegeorge@gmail.com

American Liver Foundation

1425 Pompton Avenue
MT
Web: www.liverfoundation.org
Phone: 4065815425
E-mail: mtlivertransplant@gmail.com

Montana Chapter of Transplant Recipients International Org

1002 Boylan Dr, Stop E
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Jim Rivard- Co-founder
Phone: 503-944-9604
E-mail: rivardjim@gmail.com

Nebraska

New Hearts Transplant Support Group

8509 S. 46th Street
Omaha, NE , NE 68157
Contact: Annette Fumagalli
Phone: 402-734-5749

Nevada

Champions of Organ Sharing (COS)

Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Jerry Prose
Phone: 702-234-3699
E-mail: giftoflife03@yahoo.com

Living Well with Kidney Disease

Las Vegas, NV
Web: http://livingwellwithkidneydisease.blogspot.com
Phone: 702-419-2438
E-mail: kidneykid@cox.net

New Hampshire

Concord Transplant Group - Pre/Post

Concord, NH 03301
Contact: Yoli Jones
Phone: 603-224-7121
E-mail: concordtxgrp@yahoo.com

Pre & Post Transplant - New Hampshire

Nashua, NH
Contact: Ron Rioux
Phone: 603.889.1775
E-mail: tx_support@hotmail.com

Pre and Post Transplant Support Group

Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant Street, Room 5A
Concord, NH
Phone: 603-224-7121
E-mail: concordtxgrp@yahoo.com

Pre and Post Transplant Support Group

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Nashua, NH
Contact: Ron Rioux
Phone: 603-889-1775
E-mail: tx_support@hotmail.com

New Jersey

Central Jersey Transplant Lifeline Support Group

Riverview Medical Center
Red Bank, NJ
Phone: 732-450-1271
E-mail: GinnyFeb3@aol.com

Central Jersey Transplant Lifeline Support Group

Riverview Medical Center
466 JACKSON AVE 2FL
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
Contact: Yasmeen Muhammad
Phone: 732-450-1271
E-mail: GinnyFeb3@aol.com

Central Jersey Transplant Lifeline Support Group

Riverview Medical Center
Red Bank, NJ 08510
Contact: caren
Phone: 6095295127
E-mail: buckythedent@optonline.net

Kidney/Pancreas Pre- and Post-Transplant Support Group

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
10 Plum Street, 7th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Contact: Augusto J. da Fonseca, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 732-235-8987
https://www.rwjbh.org/treatment-care/kidney-care/patient-education/support-groups-programs/ E-mail: augusto.dafonseca@rwjuh.edu

Kidney/Pancreas Pre- and Post-Transplant Support Group

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
10 Plum Street, 7th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact: Jamie D'Angelo, LSW
Web: www.rwjuh.edu
Phone: 732-235-3361
E-mail: jamie.d'angelo@rwjuh.edu

Lung Transplant Support Group (Pre and Post)

St. Clare's Health System, Dover (Morris), NJ Campus
400 West Blackwell Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Contact: Carmela Thomas, RRT
Phone: 973-989-3128, option 2
E-mail: cthomas@saintclares.org

Newark Beth Israel Lung Transplant Support Group

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
Contact: Lauren Dispinseri, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 973-926-3178
E-mail: ldispinseri@barnabashealth.org

TRIO Philadelphia chapter

Transplant Recipients International Organization
275 Green St apt 4M3
Beverly, NJ 08010
Contact: Jim Gleason
Web: triophiladelphia.wordpress.com/
Phone: 609-877=4493
E-mail: gleasonjim@aol.com

New Mexico

OTAP Support Group

Organ Transplant Awareness Program of New Mexico
2838 Valencia Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Contact: Venae Warner/Nancy Dodge
Web: http://otapnm.com/
Phone: 344-0512/269-4363
E-mail: rioreal@earthlink.net

OTAP Support Group

Organ Transplant Awareness Program of New Mexico
3700 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Contact: Venae Warner
Web: www.otapnm.org
Phone: 344-0512/269-4363
E-mail: rioreal@earthlink.net

Transplant Community Support Group

Organ Transplant Awareness Program of New Mexico
3700 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Contact: Venae Warner
Web: www.otapnm.org
Phone: 344-0512
E-mail: rioreal@earthlink.net

New York

Children's Liver Alliance (Biliary Atresia and Liver Transplant Network)

3835 Richmond Avenue, Box 190
Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: 718-987-6200
E-mail: livers4kids@earthlink.net

Living Healthy with Kidney Disease

Kidney Foundation of
110 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact: Barbara Breckenridge
Web: http://kfwny.org/
Phone: 716-510-6702
E-mail: bbreckenridge@kfwny.org

Lung Transplant Educational Support Group

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Contact: Phyllis Sachs, LCSW
Web: www.columbiasurgery.org
Phone: 212-305-6266

NY Presbyterian Hospital

212-04 73 Ave.
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
Contact: Irwin Himelfelt
Phone: 718 776-7917
E-mail: fourize@verizon.net

The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

The Mount Sinai Medical Center
NY, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-8035

The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

The Mount Sinai Medical Center
18 Handsome ave
NY, NY 11784
Contact: Javier Lopez
Phone: 212-241-8035
E-mail: lopezjavier30@yahoo.com

Transplant Awareness Group (TAG)

Syracuse, NY 13220
Contact: Doug Sprague
Phone: 315-475-6356
E-mail: Dsprague@eastwoodlitho.com

Transplant Awareness Organization (TAO)

Rochester, NY
Contact: David Johnson
Web: www.tao-rochester.org
Phone: 888-664-1463
E-mail: membership@tao-rochester.org

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Long Island Chapter
Garden City, NY 11530
Web: www.litrio.org/
Phone: 516-620-5900

Transplant Support Group of Western New York

5605 Genesee Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Contact: Michael J. Martino
Web: www.tsgwny.org
Phone: 716-685-4799

Transplant Support Organization (TSO)

1335 Mace Ave.
Bronx, NY 10469
Contact: Janet M. Ocasio
Web: www.transplantsupport.org
Phone: 845-582-0430
E-mail: Janetmocasio@gmail.com

Transplant Support Organization (TSO)

1335 Mace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
Contact: Ira J. Copperman
Web: www.transplantsupport.org
Phone: 917-838-4525
E-mail: Email4tso@gmail.com

Transplants Save Lives, Inc. Support Group

Serving Rockland and Orange Counties
Nanuet, NY 10954
E-mail: newheart93@aol.com

TRIO Manhattan Chapter

Transplant Recipient International Organization
72 Park Terrace West #E38
New York, NY 10034
Contact: Betsy Morrissey
Web: www.trio-manhattan.org/
Phone: 347-427-7764
E-mail: triom@aol.com

TRIO Manhattan Chapter

Transplant Recippient International Organization-Manhattan Chapter
72 Park Terrace West #E38
New York, NY 10034
Contact: Betsy Morrissey
Web: www.trio-manhattan.org
Phone: (347)-427-7764
E-mail: triom@aol.com

TRIO Manhattan Chapter

Transplant Recippient International Organization-Manhattan Chapter
72 Park Terrace West #E38
New York, NY 10034
Contact: Tina Sammon
Web: www.trio-manhattan.org
Phone: (347)-427-7764
E-mail: triom@aol.com

TSO (Transplant Support Organization)

1154 Webster Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804 , NY 10804
Web: www.transplantsupport.org
E-mail: tso97@optonline.net

TSO of Staten Island

22 Ocean Road
Staten Island, NY 10308
Web: www.transplantsupport.org
Phone: 718-317-8073
E-mail: dolsen@si.rr.com

Westchester Medical Center Transplant Life Support Group

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact: Mimi Greenman, LCSW
Phone: 914-493-1048
E-mail: GreenmanM@wcmc.com

North Carolina

Lung Transplant Support Group

UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Contact: Laurie McDonald, LCSW
Phone: 919-966-6341
E-mail: lmcdonal@unch.unc.edu

Morganton Organ Transplant Support Group

106A Normandy Drive
Morganton, NC 28655
Contact: Wanda Buffington / Coordinator
Phone: 828-302-7646
E-mail: wandambuff@gmail.com

Morganton Organ Transplant Support Group

106A Normandy Drive
Morganton, NC 28655
Contact: Wanda Buffington / Coordinator
Phone: 828-391-5147
E-mail: wandambuff@gmail.com

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.

2509 Old NC 10
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Contact: Kathryn Flynn, Duke Liaison
Web: www.2ndwind.org
Phone: 919-732-0851
E-mail: keflynn@gmail.com

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc.

2509 Old NC 10
Hillsborough, NC 27278 , NC 27278
Contact: Kathryn Flynn, Vice President
Web: www.2ndwind.org
Phone: 888- 855-9463

The Newhearts

Carolinas Medical Center
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232
Contact: Cherie Cone, MSW
Phone: 800-562-5752

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) Chapter
9413 Northfield Court
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-846-5287

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Eastern Carolina (Goldsboro) Chapter
4664 Leary Mills Road
Vanceboro, NC
Phone: 252-746-3567

Vidant Transplant Support Group

Vidant Medical Center
4S - 10 Brody Building
Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Barbara Lee
Phone: 252-744-3638
E-mail: blee@vidanthealth.com

North Dakota

Sanford Health (formerly MeritCare Medical Center)

Transplant Office
736 N. Broadway
Fargo, ND 58122
Web: https://www.sanfordhealth.org/medical-services/transplant-surgery
Phone: 701-234-6715

Ohio

Buckeye GIFT - Giving Inspiration for Transplantation

Lifeline of Ohio
770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43212
Web: www.lifelineofohio.org
Phone: 800-525-5667

Change of Heart Inc.

2602 Canterbury Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45237, OH 45237
Phone: 513-631-5017
E-mail: burkes@fuse.net

Greater Cincinnati Area Lung Transplant Support

4120 Beamer Court
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Contact: Cynthia and Bob Lohstroh
Phone: 513-752-0451
E-mail: Cincywoman510@yahoo.com

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Greater Cleveland Chapter
PO Box 93163
Cleveland, OH 44101
Phone: 440-473-8979

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Miami Valley Chapter
4808 Barnhart Ave.
Dayton, OH 45432
Phone: 937-258-0740

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Akron-Canton Chapter
1529 19th St. NE
Canton, OH 44714
Web: trioakroncanton.blogspot.com
Phone: 330-453-8214

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Greater Cleveland Chapter
OH
Contact: Pam Tressel
Phone: 440-669-5458
E-mail: jpt762@att.net

Oklahoma

Integris

3300 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Larry Elliott
Web: Support group information
Phone: 405-830-2054
E-mail: fuzzelliott@cox.net

Kidney and Liver Failure Transplant Support Group

3901 NW 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Micki Anderson, LCSW
Phone: 405 640-7949
E-mail: micki.anderson@integrisok.com

Oregon

Liver Transplant Support Group

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR
Contact: Brenda Niblock
Phone: 360-574-2918
E-mail: info@liversupportnw.org

Liver Transplant Support Group

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR
Contact: Brenda Niblock
Web: www.liversupportnw.org
Phone: 360-574-2918
E-mail: twonibs@gmail.com

Oregon Pulmonary Fibrosis/Lung Transplant Support Group

Tualitan, OR
Contact: Sandy Metheany
Phone: 503-829-5253
E-mail: smetheany@hotmail.com

Pennsylvania

MOST (Multi-Organ Support Team)

Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Jim Gleason
Phone: 609-877-4493

Pinnacle Health Transplant Services Support Group

Pinnacle Health Transplant Services
205 South Front Street, 1st Floor Brady Bldg
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Contact: Dawn Temple
Web: www.pinnaclehealth.org
Phone: 7172318700
E-mail: dtemple@pinnaclehealth.org

SECOND CHANCE HEART TX SUPPORT

SECOND CHANCE HEART TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP, INC
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: RICHARD HARBOURT
Phone: 609-799-1498
E-mail: raharbourt@aol.com

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Philadelphia Chapter
407 N. Swarthmore Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: 215-963-0482 ext. 143

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Pittsburgh Chapter
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 877-647-3439
E-mail: trio@trio-pittsburgh.org

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Pittsburgh Chapter
535 bonniebrook rd
Butler, PA 16002
Contact: Dawn waltenbaugh
Phone: 7249920769
E-mail: dawn32482@gmail.com

Western PA Kidney Support Groups

Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: Jack Silverstein
Web: www.wpakidneysupport.org
Phone: 412-427-2969

York Area Transplant Support Group

Apple Hill Medical Center
25 Monument Road, Suite 193
York, PA 17403
Contact: Tom Wolf
Phone: 717 741-9158

Puerto Rico

There are no support groups available in Puerto Rico at this time.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Peer Support Group/Educational Series

Rhode Island Organ Donor Awareness Coalition
PO Box 40926
Providence, RI 02940
Contact: Dawn Porreca Antaya
Web: https://www.facebook.com/RIODAC/
Phone: 401 253-0011
E-mail: dpantaya@riodac.org

Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Peer Support Group/Educational Series

Rhode Island Organ Donor Awareness Coalition
PO Box 40926
Providence, RI 02940
Contact: Samantha Richards
Web: www.riodac.org
Phone: 401 253-0011
E-mail:
srichards@riodac.org

South Carolina

Charleston Transplant Support Group

5517 Clearview Drive
Charleston, SC 29420
Contact: Carol Dolida
Phone: 843-552-4038
E-mail: dolida@sc.rr.com

Charleston Transplant Support Group

1216 Briar Rose Lane
Ladson, SC 29456
Contact: Syed Haider
Phone: 843-695-1849
E-mail: haider545@gmail.com

Second Chance

Holland Avenue Baptist Church
801 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Contact: Steve Ford
Phone: 803-394-2364
E-mail: secondchance430@gmail.com

South Dakota

There are no support groups available in South Dakota at this time.

Tennessee

Baptist BraveHearts

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
6025 Walnut Grove, Suite 111
Memphis, TN 38120
Contact: Shalonda Campbell
Web: www.baptistonline.org/services/transplant/
Phone: 901-226-0168
E-mail: shalonda.campbell@BMHCC.org

Living Kindly Support Group

Methodist University Transplant Institute
1265 Union Avenue
Memphis , TN 38104
Contact: Susan Dodson, LAPSW
Phone: 901-516-2060
E-mail: susan.dodson@mlh.org

Transplant Support Group

National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Contact: Patti Gold
Phone: 614-882-6184

Transplant Support Group

The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN
Contact: Debra Winston, BSW
E-mail: dwinston@mc.utmck.edu

Transplant Support Group

The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN
Contact: Debra Winston, BSW
Phone: 865-386-7235
E-mail: dwinston@mc.utmck.edu

Transplant Support Group

The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN
Contact: Debra Winston, BSW
E-mail: dwinston@mc.utmck.edu

Texas

Baylor Scott & White Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group

Scott & White Transplant Center
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 78665
Contact: Amanda Raye Jones, LMSW
Web: bswhealth.com
Phone: 254-724-4644
E-mail: amjones@sw.org

Liver Transplant Support Group (for pre/post patients/caregivers)

Baylor Unviersity Medical Center of Dallas
Newark , TX 76071
Contact: Gary Garcia
E-mail: garygarcia91355@yahoo.com


Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Patient Support Group

Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
1411 N. Beckley Avenue, Pavilion Ill, Suite 268
Dallas, TX 75203
Contact: Brittany Grant
Phone: 2148545952
E-mail: brittanygrant90@yahoo.com

Living Gift Support Group

Medical City Dallas Transplant Center
7777 Forest Lane, Building C-750
Dallas, TX 75230 , TX 75230
Phone: 972- 566-4689

LVAD Support Group

Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Center
1301 W. 38th St. #514
Austin, TX 78705
Contact: Shay Rogillio
Web: www.seton.net
Phone: 512-681-0500
E-mail: smrogillio@seton.org

North Texas Collin Area Transplant Support

130 S. Central Expressway
McKinney, Texas 75070, TX 75070
Contact: Sherri Williams
Phone: 972-838-6320
E-mail: sherri1066@gmail.com

Scott & White Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group

Scott & White Transplant Center
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 78665
Contact: Lori Taylor, LMSW
Web: https://www.bswhealth.com/specialties/transplant
Phone: 254-724-8962
E-mail: lvtaylor@sw.org

The Helping Hearts

The Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin
Houston, TX
Phone: 713-441-5451

The Helping Hearts

The Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin
Houston, TX 77058
Contact: Barbara EdwardsCharles
Phone: 713-441-5451
E-mail: BDEdwardsCharles@aol.com

The Mickey Mantle Foundation

Dallas, TX
Web: www.qsigroup.com
Phone: 800-477-6425

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Texas Panhandle Chapter
Plainview, TX 79073, TX 79703
Contact: Dave Courtney
Phone: 866-706-9828

West Texas Transplant Support Group

University Medical Center
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415 , TX 79415
Phone: 806-761-0710
E-mail: aduemer@teamumc.com

Utah

Heart Transplant Support Group

Sharp Memorial Hospital
750 W. Mariposa Dr
St. George, UT 84780
Contact: Sherry Crane
Web: www.sharp.com/transplant
Phone: 800-82-SHARP
E-mail: sherrycrane26@yahoo.com

Vermont

There are no support groups available in Vermont at this time.

Virginia

American Lung Association South Atlantic Regional Center

9737 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-591-6504

Culpeper Transplant Group

207 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
Contact: Sheila Horton
Phone: 540-825-4815

Heart/Lung Transplant Support Group

University of Virginia Health System
P.O. Box 800 191
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Contact: Bill Potts, MSW, CSAC
Phone: 800-257-0757
E-mail: wmp8h@virginia.edu

In Loving Memory

1416 Green Run Lane
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-435-0608
E-mail: InLvMemory@aol.com

Kidney and Liver Transplant Support Group

Medical College of Virginia, Hume-Lee Transplant Center
1200 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Contact: Sheila Bullock, MSW
Web: www.vcuhealth.org/transplant
Phone: 804-828-8193
E-mail: sbullock@mcvh-vcu.edu

Kidney Transplant as a Treatment Option

Henrico Doctors' Hospital
Richmond, VA
Phone: 877-626-4581

Kidney Transplant Support Group

Henrico Doctor's Hospital, VA Transplant Center
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Contact: Gigi Spicer
Phone: 804-289-4941

Liver Transplant Support Group

100 Green Park Ct
Winchester, VA 22602
Contact: Mary Reed
Phone: 5405504652
E-mail: 1957maryreed@gmail.com

LVAD and Transplant Support Group

Sentara Heart Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: 757-388-2831

The Mended Hearts, Inc.

7203 Poplar Street
Annandale, VA , VA 22003
Contact: John Braddon
Phone: 703-941-8500
E-mail: jbraddon@cox.net


Transplant Awareness

Transplant Awareness
P O Box 7634
Arlington, VA 22207-7634
Contact: Claude Brady
Web: www.transplantawareness.org
Phone: 703-825-3290
E-mail: tai01@aol.org

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)

Nation's Capital Area Chapter
P.O. Box 7633
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-825-3290
E-mail: tai01@aol.com

Washington

Lung Transplant Support Group

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Contact: Angela Wagner, MSW
Phone: 206-598-2676
E-mail: wagnera@u.washington.edu

Transplant Caregivers Support Group

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Contact: Angela Wagner, MSW
Phone: 206-598-2676
E-mail: wagnera@u.washington.edu

TRIO NW Pediatric Transplant Support Group

TRIO Pacific Northwest
930 NE High St F-224
Issaquah, WA 98029
Contact: David Hall
Web: http://trioseattle.org/
Phone: 425.281.2779
E-mail: david.hall@trioseattle.org

TRIO Pacific Northwest Transplant Support Group

TRIO Pacific Northwest
930 NE High St.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Contact: David Hall
Web: trioseattle.org
Phone: 425.281.2779
E-mail: david.hall@trioseattle.org

West Virginia

There are no support groups available in West Virginia at this time.

Wisconsin

Central Wisconsin Area Second Chance for Life

Marshfield, WI , WI
Contact: Leah Breu, RN
Web: www.secondchanceforlife.org
Phone: 715-389-3677

Coulee Region Transplant Support Group

Franciscan Skemp Healthcare
Lower level conference room of Franciscan Skemp’s Onalaska Clinic, 191 Theater Road
Onalaska, WI
Contact: Jena Casper
Phone: 608-392-6117

Froedert Awaiting Kidney Support Group

9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee , WI
Contact: Kathleen Holland
Web: www.froedtert.com
Phone: 800-272-3666
E-mail: Kahollan@froedert.org

Froedert Transplant Recipient Support Group

9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Kristy Nickel
Web: www.froedtert.com
Phone: 800-272-3666
E-mail: kristy.nickel@froederthealth.org

Froedert Transplant Recipient Support Group

9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Kristy Nickel
Web: www.froedtert.com
Phone: 800-272-3666
E-mail: kristy.nickel@froederthealth.org

Kids With Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

1578 Careful Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
Web: www.kidswithheart.org
Phone: 800-538-5390
E-mail: michelle@kidswithheart.org

St. Luke's Heart Transplant Support Group

Milwaukee, WI
Web: www.aurorahealthcare.org
Phone: 414-646-5410

UW Heart Awaiting & Recipient Transplant Support

Madison, WI
Contact: Charlie Pluth
Phone: 608-271-1159
E-mail:
cpluth@msn.com

UWHC Heart Transplant Support Group

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Contact: Kristine Madsen
Phone: 608-262-8915
E-mail: kmadsen@uwhealth.org

UWHC Lung Transplant Support Group - A Breath of Fresh Air

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Contact: Khanh Oberley
Phone: 608-219-9328

Vernon Memorial Hospital Heart Center Support Group

Viroqua, WI
http://www.vmh.org/content/organ-transplant-support
Phone: 608-637-4497

Wyoming

There are no support groups available in Wyoming at this time.

Nationwide

Alliance for Donation Transplantation Awareness and Support (ADTAS)

Web: groups.google.com/group/Kidney-Liver-Pancreas-Support-Group

American Association of Kidney Patients

Contact: Roberta Wager, RN, MSN, AAKP President
Phone: 800-749-2257
E-mail: rbnet1@earthlink.net

American Heart Association

Web: https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Phone: 800-242-8721


American Liver Foundation

1425 Pompton Avenue
Web: www.liverfoundation.org
Phone: 800-223-0179

Cirrhosis Online Support Group

Web: www.mdjunction.com/cirrhosis

Heart Transplant Support Group

Henry Ford Hospital
Contact: Ginger St. John, MSW
Phone: 313-916-2724
E-mail: gstjohn1@hfhs.org

Heart-Lung Transplant Support Group

E-mail: heartlungtransplantsupportgroup@groups.msn.com

Liver Families

Web: http://www.liverfamilies.net/

Liver Hope

HCV Support, Inc.
Contact: Wayne Morea
E-mail: admin@hcvsupport.org

Liver Transplant and Hepatitis C Online Support

Web: http://forums.delphiforums.com/livertransplant/start

Liver Transplant Support Group

LISTEN at King's College Hospital
Contact: Donna
E-mail: donnabs@ntlworld.com

National Kidney Foundation

Web: www.kidney.org
Phone: 800-622-9010

Pancreatitis Online Support Group

Web: pancreasfoundation.org/pancreas-community/

Renal Support Network

Contact: Lori Hartwell, President and Founder
Web: www.rsnhope.org
Phone: 866- 903-1728
E-mail: info@rsnhope.org

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc

Contact: Kathryn Flynn, Vice President
Web: www.2ndwind.org
Phone: 888-855-9463
E-mail: sarika@mindspring.com

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.

Web: www.compassionatefriends.org

TransplantBuddies.org

Web: transplantbuddies.org
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