Erlanger’s Kidney Transplant Support Group Meeting Is Thursday

Monday, April 22, 2019
Erlanger Transplant Services invites patients post-transplant, candidates, donors and those interested in kidney transplantation to a Kidney Transplant Support Group meeting on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. in the Erlanger Medical Mall. 
 
At the meeting, the Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga will be presenting about their services and grant program. The hour and a half long meeting allows patients and caregivers in various stages of transplantation to interact and discuss their different struggles and accomplishments.
The public is welcome to join during each educational first hour. Refreshments and take-home information will be available for everyone.
 
The meeting will take place on the ground floor of the Medical Mall in the Cancer Conference Room located next to the valet entrance. Valet parking will be available. For more information, call 423-778-2174.

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