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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.

Workshop: Finding a Living Donor

Need advice and ideas on how to find a living kidney donor? Our BWH Living Donor Center nurses and social workers 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. and get real-time suggestions from our team of experts.

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month 10:00am – 11:00am in the Transplant Surgery Office at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Walk-ins welcome!

Please call us at 617-732-6866 with questions or for directions.

Instructor-led Programs

These programs are 45-55 minute sessions led by our transplant social workers. They are offered monthly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and allow you to meet and speak with other kidney transplant patients. Each session will feature a different topic, with ample time for questions and answers.

Upcoming Sessions

Renal Transplant Support Groups are held of the third Thursday of the Month from 2 to 3 pm and are currently being held virtually via video/Zoom technology. You can connect from a computer or phone.

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

Webinar ID: 929 3724 6763

Or via Telephone:

  • Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)
  • US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592

Please contact Annette Pimenta LICSW at 617-732-6480 prior to the group with any questions.

  • 08/20/20 CANCELLED Self-Care After Transplant: A Patient’s Experience with Martial Arts – Frank P.
  • 09/17/20 Pre and Post Transplant Support Group
  • 10/15/20 Finding Your Living Donor & Microsite – Kristen Pelletier, R.N.
  • 11/19/20 Pre and Post Transplant Support Group
  • 12/2020 No Group this Month

Previously Recorded Sessions

Many sessions are also recorded and available for viewing. Please see past sessions 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.

We also have some videos on kidney donation below:


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