Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension
Information for Friends, Family Members and Parents
Standing by a loved one during the transplant process can be taxing and emotionally wearing. Like everything else in life, this process will have its up and downs and there will be good days and bad days for patients and families alike. While it is crucial for a transplant candidate to have a strong support system and a loved one by their side, it is equally important that caregivers take care of themselves.
The transplant process affects not only the patient being listed, receiving and recovering from transplant, but the patient's entire family as well. Financial pressures, stress and the emotions that go along with transplant can overwhelm families and create tension in relationships. Throughout the process, it is important to make sure that the needs of everyone involved in the process - friends, family members and parents - are being met.
Language Based on Treatment Fact Sheet Issued by PHA's Scientific Leadership Council
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Last reviewed in 2009