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Transplant Patient Web Resources
Below are links that may be helpful for our transplant patients, some of which you may already be using and some may provide some new information. If you would like to add any additions or have suggestions, use the contact us tab and let us know and we will be sure to share.
United Network for Organ Sharing www.unos.org
Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting our communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.
Tennessee Kidney Foundation www.tennesseekidneyfoundation.org
Empower and encourage Tennesseans affected by kidney disease to build healthier lives.
American Society of Transplantation www.a-s-t.org
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.
Medication Planning Websites used by your Transplant Center
Transplant Living www.transplantliving.org
Developed by UNOS, content for the Transplant Living Web site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.
Patient Assistance Foundations
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization providing financial assistance to adults and children to cover the cost of prescription drug coinsurance, co-payments, deductibles, health insurance premiums, and other selected out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
PAN is an independent non-profit organization that provides assistance to underinsured patients for their out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications. 90 cents of every dollar donated to PAN goes directly to our patients. Since 2004, PAN has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to patients in need. We offer help and hope for a healthy tomorrow for the growing underinsured population struggling with increasing out-of-pocket treatment costs. Our operational excellence ensures quick access to treatment and supports patients' continuity of care.
Other Helpful Links
An in-depth Web documentary focusing on the miracle of organ, eye and tissue transplantation in America
Created to inspire and inform entertainment media and encourage portrayal of accurate information in movies and television programming.
Genentech sponsored website with valuable information and videos for both pre and post transplant.
Tennessee located Pre and post transplant coach, who is also an organ recipient. Lots of helpful posts about your condition and additional support, offers support on a larger scale as well for patients not local via skype.
This is a personal blog hosted by Steven Baum, who in November '09 had a successful liver and kidney transplant. His blog is beneficial for those wanted to understand what the transplant experiences was like for one person who has walked the path. His role as a Donate Life Ambassador, Steve is able to support organ donor fundraising, enrollment, and education.