The TransplantTalk SC Mentor/Mentee program was established to help pretransplant patients cope with issues that may arise as they navigate the Transplant Path. As mentors who have had organ transplants, we have been down that Path and want to freely offer to mentees the experiences we faced that might help them. Patients are given the chance to ask questions and talk about their emotions and feelings that they are experiencing in their time of uncertainty and unrest. It is important that the patient understands and realizes that TransplantTalk SC mentors are not mental health providers nor will they offer any medical advice. TransplantTalk SC is an independent community based 501c3 not for profit organization and has no official nor legal affiliation with Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) or any of its employees. TransplantTalk SC chooses to work in coordination with caring MUSC nurses, coordinators, MUSC doctors to offer the friendliest assistance that can possibly be provided to a cause that we all care so deeply. Most of us mentors never had a mentor as we went down that Path, but would have preferred one.

*TransplantTalk SC Mentors will try at all times to maintain complete confidentiality with our mentees, but please understand that if at any time the TransplantTalk SC mentors notice, or suspect any “Red Flags” during a conversation and/or they reasonably feel that the mentee is a danger to themselves or others, the proper steps will be taken in accordance to the law and the Mentor/Mentee relationship will end immediately.

Requesting a mentor is certainly not a requirement for a patients transplant listing. This is just a service that is being offered and a patient can withdraw from the program at any time for any reason. We ask that the following questionnaire be filled out to the best of the patients’ knowledge in the attempt to match the patient with the best possible mentor. TransplantTalk SC will attempt to match mentor with mentees by organ type, if at all possible. In the event that a mentor is not available for a specific organ, the patient will be notified and offered a different mentor given the patients’ approval.

By signing below, the patient or guardian affirms that they have read and understand the disclaimer above and enter into the TransplantTalk SC Mentor/Mentee program willingly and can opt out at any time. At no time will TransplantTalk SC charge or expect compensation of any kind.

Thank you so much! We look forward to help you navigate the Transplant Path.