Transplantation Resources

Educational Videos

Medications After Transplant: An introduction for pre-transplant patients

Medications After Transplant: Post-transplant management

Liver Transplant: Behavioral Pain Management


Educational Publications


Web Resources

www.aotaonline.org
American Organ Transplant Association is a non-profit organization helping make organ transplant surgery & aftercare available to anyone who needs it.

www.trioweb.org
Transplant Recipients International Organization – News about legislation affecting transplantation, TRIO chapters news, e.g. how to be involved in the organ donation float in the Rose Parade, transplant recipients of friend of transplant in the news.

www.unos.org
The United Network for Organ Sharing offers links to news stories related to transplant and health care, donor information, outcomes data, number of people actively awaiting donated organs as examples.

www.dontatelife.net
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. 

www.neds.org
Links to New England Donor Services for more information on organ donation, educational programs and becoming an organ donor.

Resources for Kidney Disease and Transplant

www.aakp.org
“The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients. We strive to educate and improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant recipients.” (AAKP welcoming statement to the website, (AAKP, 2009).)

www.kidney.org
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) – provides multiple educational resources for patients and health care professionals. Patient education materials available in English and Spanish.

www.pkdcure.org
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, information about living with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), patient resources, research studies to treat and cure PKD.

www.rsnhope.org
Renal Support Network, serving those affected by kidney disease by others who have kidney disease. RSN continues to serve the kidney community by instilling health, happiness, and hope through education, advocacy, and awareness... one person at a time."

Resources for Liver Disease and Transplant

www.liverfoundation.org
American Liver Foundation is a national, voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and all liver ailments.

Educational Resources for Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant

hfsa.org/patient
Learn about the basics of heart failure including risk factors, symptoms, treatment, living with heart failure, and more with this series of educational facts and important terms.

www.mylvad.com
At MyLVAD our mission is to help improve the quality of life and outcomes for people living in the LVAD world. We hope to provide information, support, direction, and inspiration for those who live with LVADs.

Transplant Psychosocial Resources

Send a Care Card
The decision to write to a donor or recipient family is a personal choice. This site offers  donor family and recipient guidelines for you to learn more about this process.

  • Kidney Transplantation

    The Kidney Transplant Program at Hartford Hospital was established in 1971 and is one of the oldest and most successful in New England.

  • Linda's Story

    Click to watch Linda's story.

  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation

    Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s are proud to offer one of the leading pediatric kidney transplant programs in the country.

  • The Gift of Life

    An inspiring story of giving the gift of life

  • Living Donation

    A living donor transplant is the best option for people with kidney disease. Living donation is now also possible for liver transplants.

  • Maggie's Story

    Click to watch Maggie's Story.

  • Kevin's Story

    Click to watch Kevin's Story.

  • Liver Transplantation

    The Hartford Hospital Transplant Program performed its first Liver Transplant operation in November, 1984.

  • Transplantation Patient Education & Resources

    Patient educational resources relate4d to transplantation.

  • Be a Living Donor

    Save Someone's Life
    Someone in need of a kidney transplant will wait years on a national waiting list for an organ. But if they have a living donor, the wait is only a few months. Living donors are truly angels on earth. See how some have earned their wings.

  • Behavioral Health

    The Transplant Behavioral Health Team at Hartford Hospital consists of licensed clinical social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists. This team supports transplant candidates, recipients and living donors.

  • Advancing Medicine

    Click to learn how Hartford Hospital is advancing transplant medicine.

  • Heart Transplantation

    The Hartford Hospital Transplant Program was established in 1984.

  • Liver Transplant Team

    The goal of the Hartford Hospital Liver Transplantation Team is to restore patients with advanced liver disease to their optimum level of health and to return them to a productive life.

  • Transplantation Resources

    Patient educational resources relate4d to transplantation.

  • Kidney Transplant Team

    The Kidney Transplant Program team is committed to providing supportive and respectful patient centered care and knows the most important member of the team is the patient.

  • Heart Transplant Team

    We have worked to build a heart transplant team consisting of committed and gifted physicians, nurses, researchers, counselors, and social workers whose special expertise guarantees that our patients receive the best treatment available.