- Tampa General Hospital
- Health Information on MedlinePlus -
a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
You can find more information about transplantation and organ donation at the following websites:
- Organdonor.gov - The official U.S. government web site for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
- Transplant Living - A United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) project that provides information and resources for transplant candidates and recipients.
- United Network For Organ Sharing - A non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which was established by Congress in 1984.
Transplant Support Groups
Liver Transplant Support Group
This support group is open to liver transplant patients and their families/caregivers who are anticipating or have already undergone a liver transplant. Our mission is to provide compassionate, emotional support to pre- and post-liver transplant patients and their loved ones throughout their journey and to provide comfort and inspire hope to those impacted by liver disease.
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. - 12:00 p.m. ( Support and Education) (4th Floor)
Where: Tampa General Medical Group, 409 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
Contact: Donna Arshadi, EdD, LMHC, (813) 844-7199; firstname.lastname@example.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: 3rd 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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.