Receiving an organ donation is a precious gift. Many recipients feel grateful that they received an organ and are doing well. One way to show appreciation is to help others who are just starting their transplant journey.
You have probably learned many things and overcome many challenges along the way. Volunteering to help educate other transplant recipients about what to expect is a great way to give back. Providing advice and support can also be a rewarding experience for you.
You might also want to become an advocate for organ donation. Many transplant recipients and their families are actively working in their communities to increase awareness of the importance of organ donation.
You can also volunteer for various local groups and organizations, such as:
Also ask your transplant team about how you can get involved and become a volunteer.