These book reviews reflect the opinions and writings of Jim Gleason, heart transplant recipient, author and book reviewer, and do not represent the views of TRIO or any of its members. If you are an author of a transplant related book and would like to submit your book for review consideration, send an e-mail request to and I promise you a prompt reply.

On the TRIO Bulletin Board, under the Transplant: Book Reviews forum, there are short descriptive summaries of many transplant books. Full reviews of these books are linked from those entries, but also listed here alphabetically to guide your transplant reading pleasure.

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Note: as of August 2012, this entire collection has over 150 transplant related books.


Keep in mind that the movies listed here run the full gamit of excellent to terrible, inspirational to horrific, from true stories to fiction that misrepresents the real transplant/donation process and life experience. Do not take their inclusion here as a recommendation, rather this is offered as a resource for anyone interested in the movie representation of organ transplant and donation. Proceed with caution and understand that the ratings offered are the personal views of this reviewer only.

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TRIO/United Airlines Travel Program

United Airlines Supports TRIO and the transplant community!

The TRIO/United Airlines Travel Program is a cooperative arrangement between TRIO and the United Airlines Charity Miles Program. It provides for transplant recipients, candidates, living donors and care-givers cost-free air transportation when travel is transplant-related.

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Other Transplant Resources

 American Heart Association


217 E. Redwood St., 23rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone (410) 685-7074

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American Diabetes Association


1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) Monday-Friday,

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2701 N. Rocky Point Drive
Suite 150
Tampa,FL  33067

Phone:  813-636-8100
Toll-Free:  800-749-AAKP
Fax:  813-636-8122

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American Lung Association

Am Lung
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone:  1-800-LUNGUSA
Fax:  202-452-1805

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American Liver Foundation

39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006

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The American Liver Foundation’s support services provide information about liver disease, resources and emotional support to patients, family members and caregivers.

Donate Life Maryland

dontate life
1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Phone: 1-866-MD-DONOR

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Infinite Legacy

Infinite Legacy logo

1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
410.242.7000 or 800.641.HERO

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National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney

Heaver Plaza
1301 York Road, Suite 404
Lutherville, Maryland 21093

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Peake ReLeaf

2001 Chapman Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301-703-2400

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Team Maryland

team md

Phone: 410-242-7000

Team Maryland is a group of transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, and supporters, who compete in the Transplant Games of America– a multi-sport festival competition held every two years.

Transplant Living


Transplant Living serves the transplant community as the premier online source of transplant information for transplant patients and their families.

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UNOS Corporate Headquarters

700 North 4th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone:  804-782-4800
Fax:  804-782-4817

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Windows of Strength, Limited

windows of strength

A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance with non- medical costs not covered through insurance, government programs or other funding to organ transplant recepients and their caregivers.

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TRIO National and TRIO Maryland does not engage in any organ procurement, fundraising or  provide financial assistance for any individual, candidate, recipient or  their families