social workers are experts in helping transplant patients and their families
understand and cope with chronic illness and transplantation. They also are
direct links to community resources that offer practical assistance and
social workers provide counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples
and families, with the goal of helping you make positive changes in your life.
In addition, support groups are available as an open forum for you to learn
about your disease and the transplant process.
contact a transplant social worker at Lahey who can help guide you and your
family members through the kidney transplantation process, please call
you plan to ask someone to donate a kidney to you, we can help you begin the
conversation. Your potential donor should not be pressured to volunteer; we
prefer for them to have an innate willingness to participate. We offer in-house
counselors that can help your family or friends make the decision whether
donation is right for them.
ideal candidate would be someone in good health, with a genuine interest, and
of compatible blood type. If your donor is of an incompatible blood type,
donation may still be possible through our paired kidney donation program.
If your donor decides that he or she is ready to
begin the application process, the donor should start by taking the BREEZE TRANSPLANT Questionnaire, which will ask a few questions to determine
whether he or she is a potential donor candidate.
Information about our living donor program.
Discover how our integrated, multidisciplinary group practice can provide you outstanding care.