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TRIO Nation's Capital
PO Box 7633
Arlington, VA 22207-7633
Phone: 703-920-TRIO / 703-920-8746
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
Established in 1992, the Nation's Capital Area Chapter of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization) is open to all. Its membership includes pre- and post-transplant patients, family members, donor family members, health professionals, and interested individuals.
The group's mission is to promote public awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation, advocate the concerns and needs of members for national and local legislative efforts, and to receive and give support to transplant candidates, recipients, their families, and donor families.
The Chapter holds monthly meetings and issues a monthly newsletter. (Quarterly
newsletters are also issued from the international headquarters in Washington
DC.) Monthly meetings are open to members and non-members. Membership dues are
$25 per year. Hardship grants for those who have difficulty paying are available;
call for information. This is one group that welcomes everyone. Please see membership
Long Distance Love
c/o Roxanne Black
PO Box 114
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Long Distance Love (LDL) was established in 1989 as a way to connect people who are currently experiencing or have overcome the same disease, illness, or handicap. It matches individuals by age, health problems, personal background. They can then correspond via the phone, mail, e-mail, cassette and video tapes. In addition to the patient network, there is a family network for family members, friends, and caretakers.
Membership fee is $10. For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to the address shown above.
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10157-0672
800-622-9010 212-889-2210 FAX: 212-689-9261
The TransAction Council was established in 1996 as a way to ensure that today's organ transplant recipients receive the finest possible care. The Council provides recipients and their families with information and programs in education, fitness and research designed to improve their quality of life.
The Council works with the National Kidney Foundation. The Council provides advice and assistance to transplant recipients as well as programs and activities such as the U.S. Transplant Games, the Elite Athlete Program, educational symposia and other support services.
Membership is free and open to all individuals who have received a life-saving
or life-enhancing organ transplant, their families and friends. For more information,
send a note to the address shown above with your name, address, telephone and
fax numbers, and organ type.
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