The Transplant Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offers support groups for each transplanted organ. The support groups are designed to offer support and education to Barnes-Jewish Hospital transplant recipients, candidates and their families. By providing a forum for sharing information and experiences, the support group helps patients and those close to them better understand and cope with the issues and concerns associated with transplant.
The group is a mix of people in various stages of the transplant process so members learn firsthand about what to expect during the transplant experience. Group leaders, members and guest speakers explore the physical and emotional concerns that accompany transplant. Some common topics discussed at monthly meetings include:
- Lifestyle changes caused by transplant
- Financial concerns associated with transplant
- Transplant surgery
- Side effects of medications
- Fear of organ rejection
For information on the latest meeting schedules, please click on a link below or contact the Barnes-Jewish Hospital transplant social work offices:
- Heart Transplant – 314-362-3980 or toll-free 800-521-3275
- Kidney Transplant – 314-362-5577 or toll-free 800-633-9906
- Liver Transplant – 314-362-1956 or toll-free 800-295-4734
- Lung Transplant – 314-362-6127 or toll-free 800-321-4054
The Mentor Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a valuable and unique program designed to provide information, guidance and emotional support to those involved in the transplant process. The mentors at the foundation of the program are patients who have already successfully gone through transplant. They can provide a great source of encouragement and understanding for new patients.
Transplant Resource Center
The Transplant Resource Center is open on a walk-in basis to assist transplant recipients, candidates and their family members. The center is located in the Barnard Health & Cancer Information Center on the first floor lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine. Transplant resources include books, literature, videos and internet access.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Barnard Health & Cancer Information Center
Lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110