While quality of life generally improves after transplantation, in the long term many patients do not return to their expected level of function and fulfillment. Adverse side-effects and other complications from immunosuppressive medications, complex factors leading to graft failure and sometimes recurrence of the original disease all hinder a return to expected levels of function and fulfillment.

While quality of life generally improves after transplantation, in the long term many patients do not return to their expected level of function and fulfillment. Adverse side-effects and other complications from immunosuppressive medications, complex factors leading to graft failure and sometimes recurrence of the original disease all hinder a return to expected levels of function and fulfillment.

Focal Points

  • Returning to full health post-transplant

  • Observe and analyze post-transplant long-term data and metrics
  • Exercise and nutritional management
  • Mental health post-transplant
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Examples of Projects in Theme 5 include

  • Patient Reported Outcomes

  • Raising awareness of exercise and rehabilitation for solid organ transplant among transplant patients and healthcare providers (CAN-RESTORE)

Theme Leaders

Tom Blydt-Hansen
Tom Blydt-HansenAcademic Lead
Sunita Mathur
Sunita MathurAcademic Co-Lead
Sandra Holdsworth
Sandra HoldsworthPatient Co-Lead

Theme Manager
Dr. Leanne Stalker