Patient Support

At Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, we connect patients to support groups and programs, as well as other resources to help them and their family manage the journey through transplantation.

Support Groups
Liver Transplant Support Group
Many liver transplant patients find it extremely helpful and reassuring to interact with others who have gone through the same process, both before and after their transplants. We invite you and your family to attend our liver transplant support group that meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m.

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St.
7th Floor, Room 788
Houston, TX 77030

Heart-Lung Transplant Support Group
Come and join other people who have experienced a heart-lung transplant and learn what to expect before and after the procedure. We invite you and your family to attend every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St.
Dunn Tower, Room D463
Houston, TX 77030

LVAD Support Group
Learn what it is like to live with a left ventricular assist device from people who do. We invite you and your family to attend our LVAD support group meetings on the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.

Houston Methodist Hospital
6550 Fannin St.
Smith Tower, 12th Floor
Summer Conference Room
Houston, TX 77030

Caregiver and LVAD Groups at Nora’s Home
Nora’s Home provides support groups for transplant patients and their families. Visit for more details.

Additional Patient Support Resources
Nora’s Home
Nora’s Home offers transplant patients and their families an affordable place to stay where they can find support and share their experiences in the comfort of a home-like environment. It is made possible through partnership between Houston Methodist Hospital and Nora’s Life Gift Foundation, founded by doctors Osama and Lillian Gaber in memory of their daughter, Nora Gaber. Nora’s organ donations helped save the lives of several critically ill children and fueled the creation of Nora’s Home, an enduring gift to those in need. Conveniently located near the transplant center in the Texas Medical Center, Nora’s Home offers support services and groups for transplant patients, their families and caregivers. To learn more, please contact your transplant social worker or visit