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Central Arkansas Support Group

SGORA2The Central Arkansas Support Group met on January 10, 2017 at the Red Lobster in Little Rock.  We had 21 members to attend.  Biggest group yet!  Come Join us for great food, fun & fellowship.



On May 10, 2016, the Central AR Support Group met to celebrate Jim Miller’s 75th birthday. They enjoyed BBQ and a delicious strawberry cream cake made by one of Linda Weaver’s dear friends, Marlene Lucas a.k.a. The Cake Lady at Stringbeanz. It was another meeting full of love, laughter, and funny stories.


The Central Arkansas Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at a local restaurant. The location is emailed to the group members. For more information, contact Carolyn Berry at 870-329-1368.


Patient Assistance Fund

Many times we, as transplant recipients, are faced with financial challenges. We know what an extended hospital stay, co-pays for medications, numerous trips to doctor costs, food, utilities, etc. can do to our budgets.

In 2008, ORA/AR established the Patient Assistance Fund (PAF) to help with such financial challenges. The PAF is designed to help pay for medical & other related expenses that are of an emergency or non-insured nature. Your ORA/AR dues help the PAF.

In the year 2014, $4,263.00 was paid from the PAF to aid recipients in their time of need. To receive this type of financial assistance, specific eligibility criteria must be met. Once an application is received an evaluation process takes place which will determine whether assistance will or will not be provided. There is a limit as to the level of assistance that can be provided to each applicant each year. If you need emergency assistance, the best place to start is with your transplant coordinator.

Transplant Assistance Form


Northwest Arkansas Support Group

Milton Spooner has started the NW Arkansas Support Group.  The first meeting was held on January 12th in Fayetteville at Denny’s.  There were 18 attendees.  We had a great meeting!  Lots of fun, fellowship and shared our stories with one another.

The group plans to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  To join the group give Milt a call at 479-212-0872 so he can get you on his email list for the next meeting.

Come join in the fun!



Hot Springs Support Group

The Hot Springs Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at various restaurants. Meetings are listed on the “Hot Springs Transplant Group” Facebook page. For any questions, contact Kay Grubbs at 501-767-0426.