Kidney Transplant Patient Support and Education

A kidney transplant is a major surgical procedure with a lifetime of medical considerations. Our staff is here to help you understand how a kidney transplant will impact your health and lifestyle. When you are evaluated for transplant, you will meet with a number of specialists who will provide you with information and answer your questions. In addition, we also offer the educational resources below.

Educational Videos

Below are brief, focused videos written and delivered by our specialized kidney transplant team. These videos can be viewed separately or in a series to supplement your knowledge of kidney transplant. You are welcome to share these videos with your friends and family who have questions about kidney transplant.

Living Kidney Donation is a safe process with a unique gift, with a shorter time to transplant:

Patient Experience

View the Kidney Transplant Program Patient Brochure (PDF)

Virtual Workshop: Finding a Living Donor

Need advice and ideas on how to find a living kidney donor? Our BWH nursing and social work staff will provide tips and best practices to help make sure that you get the right message out to your network of potential donors. Bring your draft announcements, emails, Facebook posts, etc. for an interactive experience and get real-time suggestions from our team of experts. Please call 617-732-6480 with any questions.

Join us on Zoom from your computer or smart phone by clicking here on one of the upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 03/05/2024 at 4 pm
  • Thursday, 07/11/2024 at 1 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/13/2024 at 1 pm

Renal Transplant Patient & Caregiver Support Group

Looking to increase your knowledge about transplant and interact with other kidney transplant patients? The 45-55-minute sessions led by our transplant social workers, often feature a guest presenter, and allow you to meet and speak with patients waiting for a kidney transplant or have received their kidney transplant.

Join us on Zoom from 2-3 p.m. from your computer or phone on one the upcoming dates:

  • March 21, 2024
  • Talk with a Transplant Nephrologist: John Choi, MD, Nephrologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • April 18, 2024
    Open Topic Group Discussion
  • May 16, 2024
    Understanding the Waitlist: Kevin Calderone, RN, Pre-Transplant Nurse Coordinator
  • June 20, 2024
    Open Topic Group Discussion
  • July 18, 2024
  • How to Find a Living Kidney Donor: Transplant Connectors Program
  • August 2024
    No Group- Holiday break
  • September 19, 2024
    Nutrition Across the Transplant Spectrum: Emily Trussler, MS, RD, LDN, CSR, CNSC, Senior Clinical Dietician, Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition
  • October 17, 2024
    Open Topic Group Discussion
  • November 21, 2024
    Mental Health Considerations in Kidney Transplant: Holly M. MSW, pending Doctorate in Behavioral Health /Resource Counselor
  • December 2024
    No Group- Holiday break

At the time of the group, please click the link above to join the webinar:

Enter Webinar ID: 929 3724 6763

Or call in for a sound only experience: Dial US: +1 646-876-9923 or +1 301-715-8592

Please call 617-732-6480 prior to the group with any questions.

Kidney Crossroads

Chronic Kidney Disease presents many challenges. Individuals with kidney disease benefit from being motivated and committed to their health. This can be difficult, if unsure where to turn. Nevertheless, we are all stronger together. The Brigham and Women’s Transplant Team is here to assist you with decision making activities when you are at a crossroad.

Join us on Zoom for one of our upcoming sessions: Registration Coming Soon!

Previously Recorded Sessions

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