Online Caregiver Support Groups and Networks

Support groups bring together people facing similar issues. Online support groups are a great resource when there may not be any groups close to home.


Transplant Facebook Caregiver Support Group

Social workers in the Caregiver Lifeline Program facilitate a private, online Facebook group.

Members of this group are able to:

  • Connect with other transplant caregivers
  • Listen to stories and share your own
  • Talk in a safe, confidential space about topics related to transplant and caregiving

To join:

  1. Visit the group’s Facebook page.
  2. Click the “Join Group” button.
  3. Check your private messages/Facebook inbox for a note from the Social Worker with instructions on how to proceed.

* You must be a caregiver to a solid-organ transplant patient (the patient can be pre or post-transplant)

Transplant Friends

Transplant Friends is an online forum with a variety of topics for both patients and families. You can join a group, share your story, create a blog, and more.

Caregiver for the Caregiver Support Group offers many groups. They are held in different parts of the country and on various topics. has a variety of caregiver resources and online support groups. Caregivers can share tips, advice, and support in an online forum. offers many online forums. You can ask a question to an elder care expert or family caregiver and receive a direct answer or receive caregiving support.

Suggested Caregiver Websites (not specific to transplant):

AARP: Family Caregiving

Administration for Community Living

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver’s Handbook

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Alliance for Caregiving

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Today’s Caregiver

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Family Caregivers


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