Transplant Unwrapped is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to ensure every patient, caregiver, and member of the intestinal disease community feels well-educated and supported throughout their journey with intestinal failure, intestinal rehabilitation, and intestinal and multivisceral transplantation.
Founded by Kayla Pfab, a two-time intestinal transplant recipient, Transplant Unwrapped offers a website with numerous educational resources and support programs related to various intestinal disease topics. The website provides up-to-date information on short bowel syndrome, intestinal rehabilitation, and intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in distinct sections for clinicians, adult patients and caregivers, and pediatric patients and caregivers. Every month, the organization selects a new “Topic of the Month,” for which Transplant Unwrapped creates new educational materials, hosts an expert-led webinar, and holds virtual support group sessions. Other patient and caregiver support programs include a one-on-one peer support system via their Ambassador program, a moderated patient and caregiver Facebook Support Group, and a question-and-answer resource through the “Ask the Expert” initiative. The site offers numerous patient and caregiver stories and educational video interviews with clinicians in the field. In summer 2021, Transplant Unwrapped launched a kid-focused website for the pediatric population and their caregivers. This site contains many kid-friendly educational materials on short bowel, intestinal failure, intestinal rehabilitation, and intestinal transplantation. The kid’s site provides content through animations, coloring book downloads, online activities, a kid’s glossary, and a parent resource center. Transplant Unwrapped is excited to help educate and support this unique patient and caregiver population and the rest of the intestinal disease community.
Main Website URL: www.transplantunwrapped.org
Kid’s Website URL: www.transplantunwrappedkids.org