We want your new kidney to allow you to enjoy an active and productive life. Taking good care of your new kidney will allow you to return to your home and family in good health.
Your transplant team members will meet with you during your hospital stay to help you learn how to take care of your new kidney.
During recovery, you are monitored closely. Members of the transplant team- including the medical staff transplant surgeon and nephrologist, nurse, transplant coordinator, financial coordinator, dietitian and social worker - stay connected with you to answer questions. They also provide counseling on physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices for the best possible transplant outcome.
Once you return home you must take your medications, follow your diet, exercise and monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of infection and rejection. To help you get the best results from your transplant, you should work with your transplant team.
Please follow your after-surgery information carefully, and take your medications as your transplant team recommends. Keep your transplant doctor informed of any problems you may be having. It is important to keep all of your scheduled office visits at the transplant center. Your after-transplant coordinator will be your point-of-contact for any medicine or health-related issues.
Support Group Program
The kidney transplant support group program offers information about kidney care, kidney transplant, medications, healthy eating, coping with chronic kidney disease, financial issues and resources, healthy lifestyle and community support services.
It also offers peer support and socialization after the program. Dialysis and transplant patients, family and friends are welcome.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (except in December) at 5:30 p.m. in Classroom C in Texas Health Resources University department located on the Texas Health Fort Worth campus.
Parking directions: Park in the Hospital and Heart Center Visitors Parking Garage (1230 Cooper Street). Take the elevator to the plaza (P) level. Follow the signage to enter the Texas Health Resources University department. Bring your parking pass for validation. For more information, call 817-250-2443.
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