After Transplantation

Recipients starts a new life once they receive their transplantation and this new life requires both a physiological and psychological adaptation. The recipient will appropriate at his own rhythm, this new organ, symbol of hope.

Those transplanted begin a new life and it requires adaptation both physiological and psychological. The receiver will capture its rhythm organ, symbol of hope.

People who have undergone a transplant are grateful for the invaluable gift they have received, as it allows them to start a new life. But this rebirth calls for both physiological and psychological adaptation and the adoption of strict discipline—this means taking antirejection drugs every day and modifying their diet. The organ recipient will ultimately get used to this organ, this symbol of hope, but it will happen at his or her own pace.

Some transplant recipients regain the highly active lifestyles they once knew, while others do not, at least not to the same extent. Everyone needs to adapt to their new reality in their own way. The post-transplant period also means a return to relative normalcy for the people in the recipient’s life. As every person’s experience is unique, it’s not unusual for transplant recipients to need support and advice. That is where associations come into play: they can provide recipients with guidance as well as mentoring and support services.

 

Give and Receive News

Sometimes organ recipients or donors’ families express an interest in contacting the other party. In such cases, Transplant Québec serves as an intermediary to make sure that both parties consent. In all cases, Transplant Québec will abide by the policy on anonymity in effect and safeguard the anonymity of the correspondence exchanged by the parties, be it a letter, a drawing or a poem.

Writing to a donor family

Writing to a transplant recipients