"Your voice of the transplant community"

Caregiver Support

TRIO transplant recipient members owe a lot to our dedicated and loving caregivers who not only give us support, but oten are the very reason we are inspired to go on living. Knowing the caregiver often endures the challenge of the transplant unknown while we as recipients are asleep during that worrisome many hours of surgery, this caregiver resource hopefully will help caregivers in their lives and support roles.
Through the TRIO Headquarters and a network of chapters, TRIO serves its members in the areas of: Awareness, Support, Education, and Advocacy. This TRIO web site is filled with information about these areas and our many programs, including local chapter contact information, so wander around these pages to learn more about TRIO or contact your local TRIO chapter where meetings are often social opportunities for caregivers to share and learn their own coping skills while learning more about the life of the transplant recipient.. If you still don't find answers to what you are looking for, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-800-TRIO-386.
TRIO partners with and recommends the Transplant Caregivers - Partners for Life Facebook group which can be found by clicking on that title or at

January 1st, 2015 Message from Transplant Caregivers hosts:

If you are caregiver of a loved one who is pre- or post- transplant and looking for a private, virtual forum to share your experiences, please join us on Facebook at Transplant Caregivers – Partners for Life.
Kindly note, this is a page dedicated exclusively for caregivers. If you are not on FaceBook and would like to be introduced to a caregiver feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2014 was a difficult year for many, many people.   For you, it may have brought you to your knees more times than you could count. ...For you, it may have left you breathless … hopeless … tired and weary. But before you eagerly slam the door on 2014, I ask you to look at your loved one and remember:
You could have let go, but you didn’t.
You could have given up, but you didn’t.
You hung on. And here’s what I believe.
I believe 2014 was…
Your Year of Greatest Strength
Your Year of Greatest Faith
Your Year of Greatest Hope
Your Year of Greatest Patience
Your Year of Greatest Risk
Your Year of Greatest Trust
Your Year of Greatest Determination
Your Year of Greatest Courage
May 2015 bring you a year of peace and continued hope.
Adapted from Rachel Stafford, “Hands Free Revolution.”
Some resources for caregivers (click on titles to link to that resource):
Winter 2015 Lifelines article:
Who Would Have Thought?