Find support services and resources about lung disease and the transplantation process. Let University Health help you become more knowledgeable.
Lung and Respiratory Care
Learn about lung and respiratory care at University Health. Our complete care and services can diagnose and treat breathing and lung problems.
Lung Transplant Patient Guide
Refer to the Patients Guide to Lung Transplant education booklet that explains your steps to transplantation at University Health.
Team up with your transplant social worker for assistance with financial, emotional or social support before and after a transplant. Social services include:
- Attaining medical equipment and supplies
- Counseling to reduce stress and adjust after transplant recovery
- Finding medication assistance programs
- Find funding for healthcare and benefits information
- Planning transportation to appointments
- Referring you to services in your community and home health
Look to the Pastoral Care Services Department at University Health for spiritual support for you and your family.
Support and Mentoring
Connect with other transplant patients through a support group. Or get perspective and real-life experiences from an organ transplant recipient through our mentoring program. Contact your transplant social worker at 210-567-5777 for more information.
Check out the University Health Transplant Institute social media spaces to share learning and gain support from others.
- University Transplant Institute Patient & Caregivers Facebook group
- University Transplant Institute Facebook page
Transplant Patient Endowment Fund
Apply for financial help from the University Health Foundation Transplant Endowment Fund. Talk to your transplant social worker about your eligibility for this fund.
Online Organizations and Patient Resources
Search online for more information about lung disease and transplantation from the following organizations.
American Lung Association
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
SmokeFree – Helps you quit smoking
Transplant Information and Organizations
National Foundation for Transplants
OrganDonor.gov (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA)