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You can find more information about transplantation and organ donation at the following websites:

Transplant Support Group

This support group is open to all transplant patients and their families/caregivers who are anticipating or have already undergone a  transplant. 

When:1st and 3rd Friday of each month

  • 1st Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4th floor)
  • 3rd Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:a.m. (4th floor) Support and socialization
  • 3rd Friday: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ( Educational Series with guest speakers) (4th Floor)

Where: Tampa General Medical Group, 409 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606

Contact: Donna Arshadi, EdD, LMHC, (813) 844-7199 adarshadi@tgh.org

Transplant Caregivers Support Group

This support group is open to caregivers of patients who are anticipating or have already undergone an organ transplant. Our mission is to provide compassionate, emotional support to pre- and post-transplant caregivers while they provide comfort and care to their loved one.

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month: 2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Where: Tampa General Hospital, 4th Floor, 409 Bayshore Blvd., 4th floor conference room

Contact: Donna Arshadi, EdD, LMHC, (813) 844-7199 adarshadi@tgh.org

National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment (NOTE)

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, noon-1 p.m.
Where: For room location, call (813) 844-5655
Contact: Kate Carpenter, MSW, (813) 844-5655, or kcarpenter@tgh.org

Nonopioid Pain Management Alternatives

Prescription opioids are sometimes used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. Because prescription opioids have a number of serious side effects, it is important for you to ask questions and learn more about the benefits of risks of opioids. Click here to learn more information about nonopioid alternatives for treatment of pain.

Rehabilitation Services

Tampa General Hospital offers chronic pain management for adults, including pelvic floor, biofeedback and physical therapy. The Tampa General Pain Management and Headache Program has provided efficient, coordinated, comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment for the effective management of all forms of chronic pain and headache with the ultimate goal of returning participants to a more independent, active, productive and healthy lifestyle. Click here for more information

Donate Life ORGANizers

The Donate Life ORGANizers is a group of dedicated transplant recipients, donor family members and other people in support of the donation cause, who work year round to educate community members about the importance of donation and how they can make a difference by choosing to donate life by joining Florida's organ & tissue donor registry. For information about this group, please call 1-800-262-5775, ext. 1079

ORGANizers Meetings:

Ft. Myers - 4th Thursday of each month, 12:00 p.m., at the Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee St., Fort Myers, 33901.  Lunch provided.

Lakeland- not currently meeting

Sarasota - 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:00 p.m., at Waldemere Medical Plaza (directly across street from Sarasota Memorial Hospital), Magnolia Room, 1921 Waldemere Street, Sarasota, 34239. Lunch provided.

Tampa- Last Tuesday of every other month (bi-monthly), 12:00 p.m., at LifeLink Headquarters, 9661 Delaney Creek Blvd., Tampa, 33619. Lunch provided.

Please RSVP for these meetings by calling Becky Hilt at (813) 253-2640, ext. 4402.

Meeting times are subject to change. Please contact the support group coordinator for current schedules.

Click here to see more resources for transplant patients.

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