Transplant House of Cleveland

Transplant House of Cleveland is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with an important mission: to provide temporary, affordable housing in a home-like environment for organ transplant patients and their families while they visit Cleveland for medical care.  

The Transplant House of Cleveland board is searching for a facility for renovation while simultaneously growing its base of friends and raising much-needed funding.

Please join us in this mission to create a cozy, welcoming home-away-from-home where transplant families can face medical challenges with the help and support of others.  You can make the difference in many lives by contributing financially, sharing your skills and connecting us to others who can help us open our doors.

Help this vision become a reality by making a financial contribution. Click Here to donate to a great cause. Thank You!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is hospital hospitality housing?
    Hospital hospitality houses (HHH) provide free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities.  Unlike a hotel, HHHs provide opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. HHHs have shared kitchens, common living areas and private bedrooms just like a home, creating a warm and comfortable place far from home. HHHs help alleviate the financial burden often associated with medical crises and have shown to reduce stress on both the patient and family members.
     
  2. Why do transplant patients and their families need hospitality housing?
    Only 4% of the medical centers in the US have transplant units, so most patients must travel far from home for their transplant medical care. To be evaluated for a transplant, typically requires 5 days of testing. Some patients may need to wait near the medical center for their organ to become available, which may take months. When transplanted, the patient can be hospitalized for 1-2 weeks, and family wants to stay nearby. After a transplant, patients may need to stay near the hospital for 1-2 weeks for care. And future annual check ups usually require a day or two of tests and appointments.
     
  3. Where is Transplant House of Cleveland located?
    Transplant House of Cleveland consists of 8 apartments at 2007 E. 115th Street and Mayfield Rd., near Euclid Ave, in Cleveland. Adjacent to the UH campus, next to Hope Lodge, and a shuttle bus away from Cleveland Clinic.
     
  4. Who will qualify to stay at Transplant House?
    Patients of any type of organ transplant - kidney, liver, lung, heart, pancreas, intestine, bone marrow and composite tissue. Patients must be accompanied by a caregiver (family or friend) to assist them.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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