Here are some links to places where I know you will find good, honest supportive friends to walk alongside you on your journey – while understanding exactly what you are going through. Also check with wherever you received your organ transplant – the social workers or nurse coordinators will likely know of local groups.
This is the largest transplant community on the internet. There’s no way you won’t feel welcome here!
Transplant Recipient International Organization (TRIO)
Find your local chapter and join. If you cannot afford the dues (around $25) they will sometimes cover them for you. Local chapters have real meetings with real people and can offer you a lot of support. You will also receive the newsletter which goes to all of the chapters’ members. FYI – Our Akron-Canton Chapter has an annual Christmas party, summer picnic, etc.
All Illness Support Resources
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Patients Like Me
This is a fabulous resource for patients with many types of illnesses, including those of us dealing with transplants. Their transplant forum is great. (You will have to search for your specific type of transplant.)