Preparing Yourself Educationally
Transplantation is a whole new world with a whole new language to learn--one filled with medical terms, abbreviations and acronyms. The best way to navigate this world is to choose to become a lifelong learner. Carefully review any educational materials provided by your transplant center. Many organ- or disease-specific organizations also provide patient education. Join a transplant support group, either in person or online, for information and support. As you learn about the transplant and what to expect, you will gain control of your transplant experience and your life. Learn more now >
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is committed to providing accurate and reliable information for transplant patients. The content on this page was originally created on February 25, 2005 by UNOS and last modified on March 28, 2012. The following sources were used as references:
United Network for Organ Sharing. (2011). What Every Patient Needs to Know [Booklet]. Richmond, VA: United Network for Organ Sharing.
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