Change Of Heart Support Group

March 7th
April TBD

A Message from the President Tony Mankus
Hello everyone. Hopefully you all had a safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Christmas Party at the Kenkel residence because of some health issues. I was able to inform those who are on our email distribution list immediately about the change in plans. Let’s hope that everyone will be healthy throughout this coming year.

Barry Massa, Executive Director of the Life Center, has informed me that the Life Center renovation is still underway, and that the work should be done by early May 2020. Meanwhile, if we want to use the facilities at Life Center for our meetings, we can use the conference room on the first floor (across from the café). The March meeting will be held there. The Life Center has always been very supportive of our support group, and we thank them for their hospitality.

We welcome everyone who gets these newsletters to attend our meetings.

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

    March 2020 Newsletter:

    Read an online version of our newsletter that was mailed out.


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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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