Teens are often very scared when they first learn that they need to have a transplant and may feel helpless when they realize how their daily routine will change. Some teens might want to ignore what is wrong with them and carry on as they did before. Other teens might feel anxious as they adjust to managing a transplant.
Ignoring or worrying about your condition is natural, but this will not make it go away. Instead, taking charge and learning about your condition will help you feel more confident and in control!
These webpages have plenty of tips, tools and graphics to help you feel more in control of your transplant journey, whether you have just heard that you need a transplant or you have had a transplant organ for a number of years.
You will learn what it's like to have an organ transplant and how to look after a new organ. You will also hear first-hand accounts from other teens about getting a transplant and the challenges they have faced.
We have organized the content according to the organ you have or will be getting. Get started by choosing your organ from the list below or from the menu on the left of the screen.
Other teens' experiences
"Taking my meds every 12 hours will probably always be my challenge, but I'm willing to face it."
"My mom used to remind me all the time about taking my medications, but once that rejection happened, I realized that I had to get it done."
"Prior to my transplant, my life wasn't the same anymore. Now, with the transplant, I can live my life socially again. I can be physically active."
"The team knew what they were doing. If I ever had any questions, they could answer them."