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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?


Are You Male or Female?


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

heart failure secondary to HCM

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

gengraf, myfortic, atenolol, anti oxidants, Zone diet program

How many years have you had your Transplant for?


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I am doing very well and want to give encouragement and the benefit of my experience for what it is worth.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

NY Columbia Presbyterian. My surgeon for LVAD and transplant and chest flap for post surgical infection was Mehmet OZ, MD

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

It has allowed me to live with an active quality of enjoyable life with my wife and children and to see my children finish college and to see my two grandchildren born and grow up.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I study as much as I can about nutrition and alternative medicine to seek out healthy foods and effective non toxic health treatments and preventions.

Share your interests and hobbies

Promoting organ donation, transplant patient moral support, and playing competitive golf at a high level.

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

B'ham, Alabama

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  • Happy Birthday to you Alan

  •  Happy Birthday Alan ! 

  • Thank you very much. I am really passionate about helping all transplant recipients any way I can. If the App works for Kids then an adult version may be useful too. Again it would depend if people felt it was useful and what elements they would want in it.

  • thanks hopefully I will me some friends that know how I feel.

  • Hello Alan, welcome to tx friends, glad you found us.

  • Hi Alan

    I am so HAPPY you joined us. I remember a few weeks back on facebook when you responded to a Dr. OZ post and how proud you were that Dr. Oz was your doctor. I would be happy and proud too.  Do you watch his show often?  I am a big fan and learn so much.

    If you Ever have the chance to see him again during his busy schedule, please tell him about transplantbuddies.org and transplantfriends.com and how I link to many of his videos and pages. 

    I am sure you will enjoy this site. If you have any ideas on how we can improve let me know. Please comment back to this message and let me know if you have any questions on how this site works.

    By the way, Dr. Oz talks about improving your memory by learning how to remember names, places etc... Well helping others online for 13 years has helped my brain to grow.  Many of the lessons he has taught I have been practicing for years and I have fun with it too.

    Take care my new Friend


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