Change Of Heart Support Group

OCTOBER 1st Elections
Meeting November 5th

Election Time Again!
Join us on Ocober 1st for our meeting that includes Elections of officers. See the September newsletter for details. Click the image for a larger view.


ANNOUNCEMENT - New Meeting Times

The Change of Heart Transplant group will be moving meetings to a new time and day. Starting October 3, 2015 here is the information you will need:
Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month at 11AM
Web Site:
Facebook: Change of Heart-Cincinnati
If you need more information or would like to stop receiving the newsletters and announcments please call Lena at 937-838-1447 or email


Transplant Games
Have you heard of the Transplant Games of America???
The Transplant Games are a multi-sport festival event held every two years. More then just an event, the games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, while celebrating and honoring those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Cleveland Ohio will be hosting the next games, June 10-15 2016. There are activities for Transplants, Donor families and Living donors, and Transplant Professionals and supporters. This is a very exciting time! On average, every hour during these games, a transplant recipient is meeting his donor family.
This is a great way to connect, even if your unable to reach out to your own donor family, it's an emotional time for all.
If you would like more information please check out,. You wont want to miss it, there will be events for everyone!

Did you attend the 2015 Christmas Party?
Each year we host a wonderful Christmas party and dinner. Good socializing with folks who understand the special needs of transplant recipients.

Heart Transplant Picnic 2012

Upset Tummy?

This PDF article speaks to the importance of keeping your doctor informed about stomach upset problems and managing side effects of transplant medications.
GI (gastrointestinal) upset is one of the more common, but less severe side effects caused by some transplant medications.

  • GI Upset PDF Doc
    Are You Donation Savvy?

    This PDF details how to join the Ohio Donor Registry. Many organs and tissues can be donated to help save the lives of those in need. Please consider joining the registry so that you can help extend the lives of your fellow citizens.

  • Donation Information PDF Doc

    Oct 2016 Newsletter:

    Read an online version of our newsletter that was mailed out. OCTOBER is Elections Month, don't miss that meeting!


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    Books Of Interest

    A novel by John A. Elefteriades, MD. Medical Fiction, Bending medical ethics. A fast read that keeps pages turning.

    "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
    By Jill Wolfson A novel of teens going through transplants.



    Personal Stories

    A Change Of Heart

    On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991, I had a change of heart – literally!  On that date I was the joyful recipient of a heart transplant.  A procedure that had become almost routine to the medical profession was an answer to prayer to me in the form of a 20th century miracle.



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