Maryland Support Groups

Mercy for Livers
301 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Rose Stelmack
Phone: 443-503-6947
E-mail: mercy4livers@gmail.com
Living With Hepatitis/Before and After Transplant Support Group
Frederick County Hepatitis C Clinic
350 Montevue Avenue, Entrance “B”, Frederick, MD 21703
Quarter Century Club
415 Piedmont Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502
Contact: George E Franklin 3rd
Web: www.quartercenturyclub.org
Phone: 301-328-2601
E-mail: gef3rd@gmail.com

TRIO – Transplant Recipients International Organization
822 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Marty Maren – President
Phone: 410-558-0451
E-mail: triomaryland@yahoo.com 

District of Columbia Support Groups 

Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute Liver and Kidney Support Group
Contact: Monica Hanza, MSW, LGSW
Phone: 202-444-0439
E-mail: Monica.D.Hanza@medstar.net

  • Please note that all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.
  • Audience: Liver and kidney patients can share their transplant experiences and ask questions. All adult patients, families, and caregivers are welcome to join.
  • Why: The transplant process is both mentally and physically draining. Meeting others who are in a similar situation can be helpful and motivating.
  • When: Third week, alternating between Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Washington Heart Support Group
Washington, DC 20010
Contact: Karen Wineguard
Phone: 202-877-3220

Northern Virginia Support Groups 

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO)
Nation’s Capital Area Chapter
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-825-3290
E-mail: twafoxhall@aol.com 
Website: http://www.trio-ncac.org/ 
Culpeper Transplant Group
207 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701
Contact: Sheila Horton
Phone: 540-825-4815
Liver Transplant Support Group (Winchester)
100 Green Park Ct, Winchester, VA 22602
Contact: Mary Reed
Phone: 540-550-4652
E-mail: 1957maryreed@gmail.com 

Veterans Transplantation Association (VTA)

Veterans Transplantation Association (VTA) is a non-profit organization providing support for all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces that have sustained an organ, eye, or tissue transplant. VTA aims to motivate, empower, encourage, educate, and train veterans by providing resources, advocacy, and opportunities for a better quality of life. For more information, visit www.govta.org.

For additional info on support groups, visit the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).