Support and Education
1. Transplant Candidate Class
Before patients embark in a life change decision they will take a class that our team of professionals provides to every transplant candidate. Small groups of patients need to attend this class prior of deciding whether or not they want to pursue their journey of becoming a “Transplant Patient”. Some of our Transplant Patients are advocates that will share their stories and will guide the patients with some of the facts. This provides the patient a great opportunity of learning and making an informed decision. Call for registration: 480-610-6165
2. Advocacy Groups
There are different groups in the community that will give you guidance and support. Some of these are directly related to kidney disease and some are related to general organ transplantation. Also, you can find some browsing the internet and find useful information. Be advised that they cannot make any clinical recommendations to you.
a. SKI Advocacy Group 480-610-6165
We work in conjunction with our Patients Advocacy Group for transplant, helping recipients find strength and encouragement through the experiences of others.
b. Arizona Kidney Foundation 602- 845-7920
The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona can provide emergency financial assistance for a variety of special needs when other sources of help are exhausted.
c. New Life Society 602-277-2661
The New Life Society provides assistance to individuals in the state of Arizona who have received an organ transplant as well as those individuals waiting for an organ transplant, their families, caregivers.