Author: Ray Hainer

Experience Journal: The Transplant Journey

experience-journal-thankyou-image (2)When a vital organ is damaged beyond repair, the only path to health is transplantation — replacing the dysfunctional organ with an organ from the body of an organ donor. The experience can be physically, psychologically and emotionally trying for patients and families, especially when the patient is a child or teen.
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Experience Journal, a project of the Boston Children’s Hospital psychiatry program, interviewed numerous children, teens, young adults, and parents about their experience through the transplant journey — from accepting their diagnoses to waiting for the donor organ to connecting with the donor’s family. Here are their stories, in their own words.

 

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