Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program

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Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program.

The Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program.

No one knows how to best cope with an intestinal illness like someone who lives with it every day. This is why we created the Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program.

Connect with a Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador (or become an Ambassador) for this valuable one-on-one support. 

How it Works

Participating in the program takes 3 simple steps- Join, Match, Connect

Join

Interested participants fill out a participant form for the program. You will be redirected to the "Meet the Ambassador" page to find your match and contact information.

Experienced patients and caregivers fill out this application to become an Ambassador. 

Match

View the Ambassador profiles. Once you find a match, you send the inital email apponitment request to your match. 

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Connect

Wait for a return email which should come in 5 business days from the Ambassador. You will then set up the call with the Ambassador. 

Frequently asked questions

Who is this program for?


Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador's support patients and their loved ones wherever they are in their intestinal journey:

  • Patients and their loved ones diagnosed with intestinal dysfunction, such as Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), Intestinal Failure, or Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO).
  • Parents of children born with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) or other causes of intestinal failure, such as Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO).
  • Patients and their loved ones embarking on the path of intestinal rehabilitation.
  • Patients and their loved ones moving forward on the journey of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.
  • Parents of children facing intestinal rehabilitation or transplantation.
  • Patients seeking guidance in coping with chronic illness.




Who are Transplant Unwrapped Ambassadors?


  • An “experienced” (had a long time, had many treatments for) patient, or caregiver living with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), intestinal failure, or other intestinal dysfunction, such as Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIPO)
  • Patient, or their caregiver, who has gone through intestinal rehabilitation.
  • Patient, or their caregiver, who has gone through intestinal or multivisceral transplantation.
Transplant Unwrapped Ambassaadors provide support, but they do not provide medical advice.




Why should you be a participant in the Transplant Unwrapped Ambassador Program?


  • Speak with someone who had been through a similar situation.
  • Hearing someone’s story and perspective can help you adjust to what you may be going through.




How does the program work for a participant?


1. Join: Fill out the form on the Transplant Unwrapped Website. 2. Match: After completing the form, you will receive an email with a link to Ambassador profiles. Review the profiles, select an Ambassador, and send an email with an introductory call request. 3. Connect: The Ambassador will respond to your email to set-up a time for your introductory call.




Are all connections one-to-one?


Yes, you are matched with an Ambassador and schedule a one-to-one call or online chat. If you’d like to connect with a larger group, you are welcome to join our Facebook Support Group or attend one of our virtual support group sessions.




Are conversations private?


Yes, all information is kept confidential between you and your Ambassador unless specified otherwise.