The Second Chance Support Group is an independent group which provides education and support to liver and liver/kidney transplant patients* and their caregivers. We share the knowledge of experienced patients in an informal online group setting.**
Weekly Zoom meetings are held each Tuesday at 11:00am Eastern Time. All liver and liver/kidney pre- and post-transplant patients and their caregivers are invited to attend. Meetings are open to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Rochester patients and caregivers.
Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, Eastern Time.
Participation in the Zoom meetings are by invitation only. Invitations are sent through the Mayo Patient Portal. Registration is required prior to each meeting. Please contact your social worker for more information and to receive an invitation.
*Due to the increasing number of kidney transplants performed at Mayo Clinic, kidney-only transplant patients and their caregivers now have their own support group; the Kidney Education and Support Group. We welcome kidney transplant patients who have previously joined Second Chance to continue being part of the group.
**With the current conditions and precautions concerning COVID-19, all in-person support group meetings are on hold until further notice.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, our group would get together weekly and monthly social outings. Even though we are not currently having group social events, we encourage patients and their caregivers to reach out to others in the group for support and education through our Facebook page. If you are fully vaccinated against COVID and wear a mask when appropriate , small in-person gatherings can also be very helpful.
If you have any questions about our group, please contact Kristin Corlett.
Our Facebook group is open to anyone who is either a liver or liver/kidney transplant patient or their caregiver. Members must also be either in the process of being evaluated for transplant, be listed for transplant, or have been transplanted at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. In addition to the Facebook group, we have a membership directory with contact information of our group members.
The Kidney Education and Support Group was formed out of the Second Chance Support Group to fill the specific needs of kidney transplant patients. The group is open to all kidney pre- and post-transplant patients and their caregivers.
4th Wednesday of each month, 2:00-3:00pm, ET
Participation in the Zoom meetings are by invitation only. Invitations are sent through the Mayo Patient Portal. Registration is required prior to each meeting. Please contact your social worker at (904) 956-3292 for more information and to receive an invitation.
The Caregiver Support Group is open to all caregivers of transplant and cancer patients. These meetings are to provide care and support for caregivers and are open only to caregivers.*
Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, ET
To receive the Zoom link to join the discussion, email Preusler.email@example.com or leave your email address at: 904-956-3085.
*This group is for caregivers, so patients are respectfully asked not to attend.