Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunosuppressed graft/tissue/stem cell recipients and their relatives

We are still recruiting transplant recipients and their family members interested in contributing, as a volunteer research participant, to a study aimed at understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunosuppressed graft recipients and their relatives.

More specifically, this project aims to capture the modification of lifestyle habits, stress, anxiety levels and coping strategies of immunosuppressed graft recipients, their families and their relatives in the specific context of the containment associated with COVID-19 (objective 1). We also wish to study the impact of pet ownership on the stress experienced by this population and the benefits that pets can bring to organ recipients and their families (objective 2).

Please contact Stéphanie (, the Project Manager, if you wish to learn more and join the study.

The research team.

Mélanie Dieudé (Ph.D.), Isabelle Doré (Ph.D.), Sylvain Bédard (Patient), Co-Investigators
and Stéphanie Larivière, Project manager