General Information and Resources

UC Davis Health Management and Education
Provides educational material and classes on diabetes and diabetes management and a range of other health topics.

American Diabetes Association
National nonprofit organization funds research, information programs, and advocacy efforts to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940.

American Heart Association

American Society of Transplantation

Donate Life America
Nonprofit alliance of national organizations and state teams committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Members of the public can register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor through the organization's website.

How Heart Transplant Works
Everything You Need To Know.

National Kidney Foundation
Nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, helping those affected by them, and increasing availability of organs for transplantation.

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)
National database of transplantation statistics founded to support ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation.

Sierra Donor Services
The nonprofit, federally designated transplant donor network serving nearly four million people in the Northern California and Nevada.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
The private, nonprofit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.

Support and Activity Groups

Support and activity groups can provide comfort, present information, teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety, and provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support.

Sacramento Renal Transplant Program Support Group 
Provides information and support to renal patients, their families and friends, and interested professionals. This group focuses on the social, emotional, physical and medical issues that surround transplantation. For more information, call the Transplant office at 800-821-9912 or Cathy Burke, LCSW, at 916-734-5094.

Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients (BAAKP)
Patient-run support group includes support-group meetings in the East Bay and Peninsula, as well as online newsletters and forums.

American Diabetes Association
Message boards and support forums

Caring Bridge
Nonprofit social network with mission to keep families and loved ones connected during any type of health event.


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