Support Groups

Organ Donation & Transplant Support Groups



Polycystic Kidney Disease Support Group (PKD)

WHEN:   Meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:   Beaumont Hospital Administration Building, Dining Rooms A & B, Royal Oak, MI
IN SUPPORT OF:   Polycystic kidney disease
CONTACT:   Kathryn M. Glynn - Chapter Coordinator (248) 761-9944  Email: detroitchapter@pkdcure.org

University of Michigan Adult Heart Transplant and LVAD Support Group

WHEN:   Meets on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m.- noon
WHERE:   University Hospital, Room UH 2C108
IN SUPPORT OF:   Pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families, as well as individuals considering or already placed on Left Ventricular Assist Devices
CONTACT:   Call facilitator Ruth Halben, M.S.W, C.S.W. for more information: (734) 763-9788

University of Michigan Lung Transplant Support Group

WHEN:   Meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.- noon
WHERE:   University Hospital, Room UH 2C224
IN SUPPORT OF:   Patients who may need to be listed for, are listed for or have had a lung transplant. Also open to their families and support people
CONTACT:   Call facilitator Lisbeth Warner, LMSW: (734) 615-5334

Beaumont Hospital Support Groups

WHEN:   Meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Beaumont Hospital ABW 1st Floor Private Dining Room, Royal Oak, MI
IN SUPPORT OF:   Beaumont Hospital Transplant Connection Support Group (Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Intestines)
CONTACT:   Maria Munoz: (248) 551-1201 or Beaumont Transplant Clinic: (248) 551-1033, option 3

Henry Ford Hospital's Transplant Support Groups

Bone Marrow:   Contact:  (313) 916-9754
Heart:   Meets first Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Education & Research Bldg., Room 2038C
Contact: Ginger St. John (313) 916-1154
Kidney/Pancreas:   Meets 3rd Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Clinic Bldg., 16th Floor, Large Conference Room Contact: Patrick Williams (313) 916-1290
Liver:   Meets 2nd Thursday, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Clinic Bldg., 16th Floor, Large Conference Room Contact: Maria Munoz (313) 916-1352
Lung:   Meets 3rd Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Clinic Bldg., 16th Floor, Large Conference Room
Contact: Anne Eshelman (313) 916-2523 or (313) 916-7608
LVAD:   Meets 3rd Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Clinic Bldg., 14th Floor, Room B1402B
Contact: Ginger St. John (313) 916-1154