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Organ Transplant Support Groups

Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group

The group offers peer-based psychsocial support for heart and lung transplant patients. The group varies and may have both pre and post transplant patients in attendance. It is facilitated by two transplant social workers. Periodically, speakers are invited to present on a topic relevant to transplant. Caregivers or family members are welcome to the group.

Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Please call for location.
Contact: Nikki Galin (415) 353-8818

Liver Transplant Support Group

This support group includes patients who have had a liver transplant as well as those who are waiting for one, and their families. It allows patients to hear about the liver transplant experience from the patient's perspective. It can also help you prepare, both physically and emotionally, for the changes you'll face before and after a liver transplant.

Location: UCSF Medical Center, 505 Parnassus Ave., Room L-949, Ninth Floor Solarium
Meetings: Every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Contact: Sherry Laemmermann (415) 353-1040 or Pauline Rogers (415) 353-1284