Transplant 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, transplant support groups are
available as an open forum for you to learn about your disease and the
transplant process. To contact a liver
transplant social worker at Lahey who can help guide you and your family
members through the liver transplantation process, please call 781-744-2500.
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or frightened while waiting
for a liver is common. Running into
hardships is to be expected during this period, so try to be patient and don’t
hesitate to express your feelings with your family, friends, doctors, and
If you find your feelings are especially hard to cope with,
ask the liver transplant team
to refer you to a mental health specialist near your home who can provide you
with additional help.
If you plan to ask someone to donate a portion of their
liver to you, we can help you begin the conversation. Your potential donor should not be pressured
to volunteer; it is necessary that donors have a willingness to participate. We offer in-house counselors who can help
your family or friends make the decision about whether donation is right for
If your liver donor decides that he or she is
ready to begin the application process, the donor should start by completing
the BREEZE TRANSPLANT Questionnaire which
will ask a few questions to help determine whether or not they are potential candidates
Information about our living donor program.
Discover how our integrated, multidisciplinary group practice can provide you outstanding care.