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Heart Exchange Support Group


A supportive network to help in a time of need for patients and family members...The primary purpose of the Heart Exchange is to provide emotional support for transplant patients (Heart, Kidney, Liver, and Lungs) during the difficult wait for a donor organ and to support those who have received transplants at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas and other centers.  The Heart Exchange is open to everyone!


The LifeGift 2nd Chance Run honors organ, eye, and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast, and West Texas.

While celebrating the lives saved and offering hope to those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye, and tissue donation across the state.

scroll down until you see our team, The Heart Exchange, and then click Join  team.

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We'd love to hear from you



Every Wednesday -10:00 am (CST)

ZOOM: Meeting ID:  841 4426 6000

Or dial:  +1 346 248 7799 US 

Not a Patient at CHI St Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical doesn't matter, we'd love for you to join us!

Download weekly iiCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system



Transplant Games 2024
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Terry is a heart transplant receipient. Terry has been providing a Recipe every other Week to us for the past few months. As we all know, waiting for a transplant or being a transplant recipient requires maintaining a healthy diet.  


If you have a transplant healthy recipe, please submit it to Terry. We look forward to hearing from you!!!

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What We Do

$600,000 in Grants

Research Support


+ Meetings & Activities/year (including virtual)






The Heart Exchange exists for the benefit of transplant patients, their families and loved ones!

Our Stories 
Sharing Our Experiences

I was born with cyanotic congenital heart disease,ASD, VSD, transposition of the great vessels, and pulmonary stenosis.


Support Meetings 

2nd Saturday of the month at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas - Cooley Auditorium 6:00 pm

Donor Awareness 

 Heart Exchange Support Group members participate in donor awareness activities and educational activities... 

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Our Board


2023 - 2024

Membership requires no dues, only a desire to further the Heart Exchange's objectives of patient support...

In the News


Follow and like us on 

Facebook and get up to date information about our meetings and donor awareness activities... 

Helpfull Links

Virtual Information

We have a list of reading materials and helpful links that will help provide you some guidance and information...


The Heart Exchange provides significant emotional support for our patients and their families as they await heart transplantation.

Denton A. Cooley, MD

Former President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Heart Institute


The Heart Exchange exists for the benefit of transplant patients (Heart, Kidney, Liver, and Lung)

Members are transplant recipients, assist device recipients, those in need of transplants or devices, their families and friends and the nurses who work with them. Its members are also volunteers...

We’ve been where you are. We know what its like to be told, “You need a transplant.”

We know what its like to wait and we know what its like when the wait is over. The life ahead of you can be wonderful. And we would like to share our perspective with you.  Just contact us or If you are a patient at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas, just tell your nurse that you’d like us to visit and we will be there.

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