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Kidney Transplant Education & Resources

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Please call the Transplant Institute at 210-567-5777 for more information.

Kidney Transplant Education & Resources

Find education, resources and support from University Health before and after your kidney transplantation.

Kidney Care

Visit our kidney care and dialysis page to learn more about your kidneys, their function and diseases and co-existing conditions that can damage your kidneys.

Kidney Transplant Patient Guide

Refer to the kidney transplant patient education guide that explains your transplantation steps or talk to your care team for personalized information about kidney transplantation.

Social Services

Rely on your transplant social worker to support you and your family before and after a transplant. Social services include assistance with:

  • Completing forms and letters
  • Reducing stress and adjusting after transplant recovery
  • Finding medication assistance programs
  • Finding funding for healthcare coverage and benefits information
  • Accessing needed services in your community
  • Locating lodging for out-of-town patients
  • Obtaining medical equipment and supplies
  • Planning transportation to medical appointments
  • Referring you to a home health agency

Spiritual Care

Lean on the Pastoral Care Services Department at University Health for spiritual and emotional support for you and your family.

Peer Support

Connect with others facing similar challenges and celebrating similar milestones.

Support Groups

For emotional support and transplant information, you can contact your transplant social worker at 210-567-5777.

Social Media

Discover the University Transplant Institute social media spaces to share, learn and support others.

Mentor Program

Connect with an organ transplant recipient through our mentoring program. Your mentor can offer you valuable insight and perspective while you’re waiting for a transplant.

Transplant Patient Endowment Fund

Hundreds of transplant patients like you receive financial help during treatment from donations to our University Health Foundation Transplant Endowment Fund. Ask your transplant social worker about this fund if you need assistance.

Weight Loss and Nutrition

If your doctor advises you to eliminate extra weight in your lower abdomen to help you have a better transplant outcome, refer to our guide to help you reach your goal.

  • Jumpstart Your Weight Loss – A Healthy Guide to Kidney Transplant
  • Acelere Sun Perdida De Peso – Una Guba Saludable Para El Trasplante De Rinon

Online Organizations and Patient Resources

Take advantage of these resources to learn more about your kidneys and treatment options, including transplantation.

Kidney-Related Organizations

American Diabetes Association
1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

National Kidney Foundation

Texas Kidney Foundation

Transplant Information and Organizations (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA)

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
UNOS Transplant Living (for patients)

Kidney Transplant Patient Education Class

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