Psychological and social support is critical for successful outcomes for our transplant patients. As part of the pre-transplant evaluation process, the transplant patient and their immediate family members will undergo a complete psychological and social assessment to determine how best to mobilize resources and communicate patient needs to the multi-disciplinary transplant team. The social worker is also on hand to assist the patient and family in anticipating and planning for the transplant.
Peer support groups are available for our transplant patients and families. Co-led by staff and volunteer transplant patients, these groups are an invaluable resource and provide meaningful support during the evaluation, waiting, transplant admission and post-transplant phases. Patients and families benefit from education and fellowship with others who have been through the same transplant experience.