Members of the transplant community face continual challenges. Transplant candidates endure disabling illness, long waits, & anxiety hoping to receive a life-saving organ. Recipients cherish their gift of new life but then are confronted with a regimen of life long medications, huge medical expenses & public misunderstandings. Families & friends, the caregivers, bare the burdens of supporting the patient & the entire household for extended periods. Throughout their transplant experience, these people need access to information, assistance & understanding to help them face these challenges.
Advocacy & Education
We stay attuned to legislation affecting recipients & educate our membership to its maximum potential effects. We work with our legislators to encourage legislation which we believe benefits the transplant community. We serve as a facilitator in helping candidates & recipients meet their needs. We encourage the strong support of family & friends.
ORA/AR provides information on:
- Developments in transplantation
- Organ & Tissue Donation
- The personal transplant experience
- Governmental initiatives in transplantation.