While there has been tremendous success in transplantation, for many transplant patients and their family members, even the good news of a life-saving organ match brings anxieties. Learn more about resources for caregiversgoing through the transplant journey.
Gift of Life Howie’s House Caregiver Life Program was established to support transplant caregivers through their essential role in a transplant patient’s care and recovery. Caregivers are often called upon for support, advocacy and more and hold a role that can change throughout the different stages of the transplant journey, from initial diagnosis to post surgery recovery and follow-up. Caregivers can experience varied emotions and increased stress due to caregiver responsibilities and lack of support.
The Caregiver Lifeline Program offers numerous resources to help caregivers navigate the transplant process, including live educational webinars on various transplant-related topics and multiple support groups lead by licensed social workers. These virtual programs and groups give caregivers an opportunity to feel connected to others in similar situations, while also learning vital information about the transplant process. Additionally the Caregiver Lifeline Program website provides recordings of past transplant webinars and other educational resources.
For more information on transplant patient caregiver resources visit the Caregiver Lifeline website.