Change Of Heart Support Group

June No Meeting
July / Aug No Meeting

A Message from the President Tony Mankus
Things are slowly getting back to normal again, however, we still have a long way to go due to the coronavirus pandemic. I was finally able to get a haircut the first week when barbershops were allowed to open. Of course, I had to wear my mask inside the barbershop and sit far apart from the others while waiting for a haircut. Although my church is now partially open for parishioners, my wife and I are still watching weekly services online. I miss not being able to follow the Cincinnati Reds on TV and major league baseball in general. Hopefully, there will be a baseball season this year, no mat-ter for how many games. The same goes for all sports, at every level, both amateur and professional.

As I mentioned in the last newsletter, it was decided at our last meeting in March that we do not have enough active members and volunteers left to put on a successful annual picnic. We just have lost too many of our active members over the last few years to be able to put on a successful picnic. Then the National Emergency was de-clared which would have caused us to cancel the summer picnic anyway.

We all pray that this coronavirus situation will soon end, and that we can all get back to our normal lives.

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

    June/July 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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