TransplantTalk SC thanks you for taking time out of your lives to help mentor organ transplant patients facing the realities of life before, during, and after their transplants.  As most of us know, this is a journey that we just could not walk alone and feel that we can help others by adding to the patients support team.  We thank each of you for volunteering your time, compassion, and story.

TransplantTalk SC Mentor/Mentee program was established to primarily help pre-transplant organ patients cope with concerns and issues that may arise during the path to a transplant.  Having a one-on-one communication with a recipient should make them feel more comfortable. Patients are given the chance to ask questions and talk about the 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 are they able to give any medical advice.  TransplantTalk SC is an independent community based 501c3 not for profit organization and has no official, nor legal affiliation with any transplant center.

TransplantTalk SC mentors will try at all times to maintain complete confidentiality with our mentees.  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 that the mentee is possibly a danger to themselves, or others, the proper steps will be taken in accordance with the law and the Mentor/Mentee relationship.  If not acknowledged and corrected, the relationship will end immediately.

Mentor profile summary:

The role and characteristics of the recipient and trained Mentor include:

  • Recommended by a member of the TransplantTalk SC/MUSC team 
  • Possesses a healthy perspective on both the pros and cons of transplantation 
  • Has a positive attitude and is emotionally stable 
  • Completes The Mentor Training Workshop 
  • Is committed to The Mentor Project and its guidelines 
  • Understands and agrees to abide by confidentiality and disclaimer policies  
  • Works within the referral process 
  • Makes the initial contact with the mentee within 72-hours of receiving referral 
  • Listens and provides support 
  • Shares personal experiences, but does not give medical advice 
  • Keeps everything confidential 
  • Follows up with future contacts, or meetings, agreed upon with mentee 
  • Reports mentoring per Mentor Project guidelines.

By signing below, the Mentor affirms that they have read and understand the 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 from the mentee.