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KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP

The kidney transplant process is a lifelong journey and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is here to guide you every step of the way. Dedicated to our patients' ongoing care, we offer a support group to all, regardless of where they are in their transplant journey. Our Kidney Transplant Support Group provides a safe, supportive space where pre- and post-transplant patients, donors and caregivers come together to address and calm kidney transplant concerns.

View schedule of Upcoming Support Group Meetings here.

Participation and Knowledge
Our Kidney Transplant Support Group meetings give patients, family and friends a sense of community by interacting with others who can relate to the impacts of kidney disease. Support Group participants are diverse and in various stages of the transplant process. Guest speakers, including coordinators, physicians and other transplant professionals, provide additional insights and understanding on a variety of transplant topics.

 

Together, group facilitators, guest speakers and participants explore kidney transplants' physical and emotional concerns. The informative discussions touch on the individual needs of each transplant patient. Common topics include:

  • The transplant process
  • Lifestyle changes caused by transplant
  • Financial and insurance concerns
  • Medication regimen
  • Fear of organ rejection

Support Group is held virtually, via Zoom, on the second Wednesday of every month in the evening. Pre-registration is required. If you need assistance registering or using the Zoom platform, please contact your Transplant Social Worker in advance.

For additional information about the Kidney Transplant Support Group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call Sarah Billingsly at 314-362-0319.