St. Joseph’s Lung Transplant Support Group provides the opportunity to meet other transplant candidates and recipients and to share their experiences with one another. Issues often discussed in lung transplant support groups include:
- Preparing for surgery
- Coping with feelings and uncertainty surrounding transplantation
- Medications and insurance issues
Sometimes speakers are scheduled to address various topics of interest to transplant patients and their family members.
Transplant support groups focus on peer-based psychosocial support. If you’re a lung transplant candidate or recipient, you don’t have to go at it alone. A support group can help you make sense of your situation and future.
We also encourage family members and friends to attend support groups to learn more about the process, share their experiences as caregivers and learn more about how other caregivers cope with similar situations.
The lung transplant support groups are open to anyone who has received a lung transplant, is on the waiting list for a donor, or is in the transplant evaluation process, and their family members and friends. The meetings are facilitated by a clinical transplant social worker.
Lung Transplant Support Group Details
The support group is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mercy Conference Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
If you would like to receive support group announcements or would like more information, please contact our transplant social worker, Kathy Lam, LCSW at (602) 406-7009. There is no fee for attending the support group.