Transplant Support Groups

Children who have received a pediatric transplant and their family members should know they are not alone. There are a number of support groups and related services available.

Liver Transplant

Pre- and post liver transplant recipients and their parents are invited to attend. The liver transplant support group meets the first Wednesday of each month prior the the liver transplant clinic. Lunch will be served courtesy of Chick-fil-a. 

Mark your calendars for 2014 dates:

February 5 Erin Blonshine
Hospital Teacher, Educational Advocate

March 5 Sandy McMath
Georgia Transplant Foundation

April 2 Erica Plunkett
Lifelink of Georgia

May 7 Bonney Reed-Knight, Ph.D.
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Transplant Services

June 4 Anita Adair
Transplant Parent

July No meeting scheduled due to Camp Independence

August 6 Christine Rambo-Martin, P.N.P.
Liver Transplant

September 3 Rochelle Liverman
Clinical Pharmacist, Transplant Services

October 1 TBD

November 5 TBD

The liver transplant support groups are held at Children’s at Egleston, 6th Floor Conference Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Contact Stephanie Oprea at 404-785-0631 or stephanie.oprea@choa.org for more information.

Heart Transplant: Kids at Heart Family Dinners

Heart transplant recipients and their parents are invited to attend. Offered by the Kids at Heart Program, the heart transplant support group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. 

Mark your calendars for 2014 dates

The Kids at Heart Family Dinners are held at Children’s at Egleston, 1st Floor Conference Center from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Contact Alison Mueller at 404-785-6109 for more information.

Kidney Transplant: Kidney Connection Lunch

Kidney Connection is open to all pre- and post-transplant recipients and their families. We will cover a variety of interesting topics to further educate you and your family. There will also be opportunities to meet and mingle with other transplant families. Children are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Mark your calendars for 2014 dates:

January 23     Leidys Lopez
                    Nurse Practitioner, Kidney Transplant

February 27   TBD

March 27     TBD  

May 23         TBD 

June 26       TBD                

August 28 TBD

September 25 Jillian Mingle
Transplant Nutritionist

October 23 TBD

The kidney transplant support groups are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at Children’s at Egleston in the 6th floor conference room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Megan Barrett at 404-785-6284 or megan.barrett@choa.org for more information or if you would like to request a Spanish interpreter.