Transplant House Programs
Transplant House has over 20 apartment homes available for organ transplant patients.
While we do not offer medical advice/services, we do provide a circle of support for each family. Together, our Executive Director, Housing Director, and our Transplant House Ambassadors assist and support our residents during their stay. Many of our Ambassadors and volunteers (and Board members) are transplant recipients themselves and truly understand the complex and emotional transplant process. Our Ambassadors provide transportation for the patient (and/or caregiver's) first trip to a local grocery store. Ambassadors' familiarity with the local area—businesses, services, amenities, neighborhoods—can help relieve the stress of temporarily relocation. Our volunteers remain in regular contact with the patients, anticipating needs and handling everything from cable TV not working to helping the family figure out where things are located in Seattle and how to get there. They provide respite for caregivers and can connect patients to support groups or other community resources. Sometimes what is needed most is a smile or willingness to listen. In short, we work hard to create a warm, healing environment for everyone who stays at Transplant House.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In 2006, Transplant House began with just one housing unit and we have grown to over 20 units and counting. The demand is extremely high for housing and we maintain nearly a 100% occupancy rate at all times.
Transplant House hopes to add an additional 10 units over the next couple years. It costs approximately $8,000 to furnish a one-bedroom home and $10,000 for a two-bedroom home. Within five years, we hope to have our own building that is exclusive to transplant patients only.