Support Groups

The transplant social workers lead several support groups to assist and educate patients and families with various transplant issues. These support groups meet monthly at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway. Please see below for information on support groups currently being offered. If you have questions or would like more information about support groups, call our social workers at (504) 842-3925.

Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group

All pre- and post- transplant patients and caregivers are invited to attend.  This support group meets from 12-1:30pm in the 1st Floor Transplant Clinic Educational Room, except where noted.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Feb 24
  • Apr 28
  • Jun 23
  • Aug 25
  • Oct 27
  • Dec 3-Transplant Holiday Party-Brent House Atrium

Liver Transplant Support Group

This support group meeting from 11am-12:00 noon in the 1st Floor Transplant Clinic Educational Room, except where noted.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 20
  • March 17
  • May 19
  • July 21
  • Sep 15
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 3-Transplant Holiday Party-Brent House Atrium

International Transplant Support Group

This support group is held in Spanish from 1:30pm-3pm in the 1st Floor Transplant Clinic Educational Room.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 21
  • Feb 18
  • Mar 18
  • Apr 15
  • May 20
  • Jun 17
  • July 22
  • Aug 19
  • Sep 16
  • Oct 21
  • Nov 18
  • Dec 3-Transplant Holiday Party-Brent House Atrium

Heart Transplant Support Group

This support group is held from 12-1:30pm in the Tyrone Room 2nd Floor of the Brent House Conference Center, except where noted.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 27
  • March 24
  • May 26
  • July 28
  • Sep 22
  • Nov 24
  • Dec 3-Transplant Holiday Party-Brent House Atrium

Lung Transplant Support Group

This support group is held from 1pm to 2pm in the 1st Floor Transplant Clinic Educational Room.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 8
  • Feb 12
  • Mar 12
  • Apr 9
  • May 14
  • Jun 11
  • July 9
  • Aug 13
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 12
  • Dec 3-Transplant Holiday Party-Brent House Atrium

LVAD Support Group

This support group is held from 11am-12:45pm in the Lejeune Room 2nd Floor of the Brent House Conference Center, except where noted

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 8 - Caldwell Room
  • Feb 12 - Transplant Eduational Room
  • Mar 12
  • Apr 9
  • May 14
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 9
  • Aug 13
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8 - Transplant Educational Room
  • Nov 12
  • Dec 17 - LVAD Annual Holiday Party, 11-12:45pm in the Caldwell Room of the Brent House Conference Center

Heart Failure Support Group

This support group is held from 12pm-1:30pm in the Tyrone Room 2nd Floor of the Brent House Conference Center.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Jan 6
  • Mar 3
  • May 5
  • Jul 7
  • Sep 1
  • Nov 3

Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group

The Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group meets every other month from 12 noon until 1:30 pm in the Tyrone Room 2nd Floor of the Brent House Conference Center, except where noted. Lunch and refreshments provided.  For More Information: Contact Ochsner Transplant Social Workers - Kim Black, Amanda Conger and Phyllis Tenney at: 504-842-3925.

2015 Meeting Dates

  • Feb 10 - Burns Room
  • Apr 21
  • Jun 16
  • Aug 18
  • Oct 20
  • Nov 17 - PH Awareness Dinner - Time and Location TBA