• Support Groups - Transplantation

    The Department of Transplantation offers support groups for Lahey patients and their families. It is normal to feel apprehensive about attending a group. Many people feel reluctant about talking in a group setting. Others may feel that they have enough issues of their own and do not want to listen to other people's problems. Still others have so many appointments with doctors that they do not have time for one more appointment.

    While these reasons are all valid, there are also some good reasons to attend support group meetings. A group can provide you with mutual aid. You will be able to meet others with similar thoughts and concerns, and realize you are not alone. In this respect, support groups can help reduce anxiety and depression. Patients often learn from each other and exchange important information. Groups can also help you become familiar with members of the transplant teams. Knowledgeable staff, who can help provide support and education, facilitate the groups.

    Support Groups Offered at Lahey

    All support group meetings are held in the 4 West Conference Room, next to the Transplant/Hepatology Clinic at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass.

    • Caregiver group (for caregivers only): monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Pre- and post-liver transplant group: regular meeting time TBD. Call Eric Richman for information.
    • Kidney Transplant Support Group: For patients and their loved ones; Typically occurs the third Thursday of the month from 6 PM to 7 PM. Please call to confirm.
    • Hepatitis C and B group: monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 PM to 7:30 PM

    For more information on liver-related support groups, contact Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, at 781-744-5335.

    For kidney support group information, contact Merle Kushner, MSW, LICSW, at 781-744-8628. 

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