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.

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

Sessions are offered on the third Thursday of most months, 2pm-3pm. All sessions are held at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Carrie Hall (use the 15 Francis Street entrance for easiest access). There is no need to register in advance. However it is recommended to call that day to confirm that the group is not cancelled in case of severe weather or speaker illness.

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  • August - Summer break
  • September 21 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Carrie Hall
    Hoping for a Living Donor? How to Cope while You Wait
  • October 19 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Carrie Hall
    Life after Transplant: A Patient’s Perspective 
    Speakers: Patient Panel
  • November 16 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Carrie Hall
    Advances in Kidney Transplantation 
    Speaker: Anil Chandraker, M.D. Medical Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
  • December - Holiday break

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. For a full list of all BWH Kidney Transplant educational videos, please click HERE.

Meet our Team

Medications Used After Kidney Transplant - Dr. Steven Gabardi, PharmD 

BWH Kidney Transplant Evaluation Overview – Michelle Scala, RN 


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