Joining a support group can be of great benefit to you, your family and your friends. Sharing your concerns, fears, struggles, experiences and triumphs with fellow recipients and their families can be comforting, as well as give you encouragement and confidence.

People with similar conditions can provide a feeling of security and solace and assure you that you are not alone.

It is also encouraging to see how recipients who have had their transplant for several years as well as their families are coping, and how they are enjoying their new life.

You’ll meet people who are waiting for their transplant, those who have just had a transplant, and others who were transplanted years ago.

Guest speakers inform you of trends in transplantation and new medications, insurance company policies, how to obtain financing for your transplant, and where to find pharmacies with the best service and prices. Many other topics like nutrition and exercise are also discussed.