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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.

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

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 the link on one of the upcoming dates:

  • Monday, 10/4/21 at 4pm
  • Wednesday, 1/5/22 at 1pm
  • Monday, 4/4/22 at 4pm

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 2-3PM from your computer or phone on one the upcoming dates:

At the time of the group, please click the link below 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.

  • 2/18/21 Open Topic Group Discussion
  • 3/18/21 Discussion with a Transplant Nephrologist
    Andrew M. Siedlecki, MD
    BWH Transplant Nephrologist, Harvard Medical School Instructor
  • 4/15/21 Open Topic Group Discussion
  • 5/20/21 at The New Kidney Allocation System
    Nancy Minghella, RN CCTC
    BWH Kidney/Pancreas Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • 6/17/21 Open Topic Group Discussion
  • 7/15/21 Panel of Transplant Recipients
  • 9/16/21 Transplant Surgery: What to Expect
    BWH Transplant Surgery
  • 10/21/21 at Open Topic Group Discussion
  • 11/18/21 at Transplant Pharmacology
    Steven Gabardi, PharmD FCCP FAST BCPS
    Abdominal Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist, Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School

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!

  • 9/29/21 at 4PM Understanding the health insurance coverage for transplantation
  • 11/17/21 at 4PM Reducing Heart Disease in Transplant Patients
  • 1/12/22 at 4PM Pregnancy, genetics, and women’s health after transplantation

Previously Recorded Sessions


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