Why Transplant Hero?  An Open Letter to My Heroes...

 

Dear Patients and Caregivers, 

Transplant Hero is a labor of love that I developed because I wanted to give something back to a community that has a given me so much.   As a transplant surgeon, I also wanted to help solve the pressing problem of medication adherence.   I am under no delusion, taking “meds” day in and day out is fraught with complexities—it’s hard work!   Essentially, I created Transplant Hero to simplify the process.   At the core, Transplant Hero is a mobile app med reminder that alerts the patient to when their "meds" are due—but to me, it is such much more.  Transplant Hero is a tool of empowerment that may help familiarize the user with the names of all their "meds" and enshrines the importance of daily compliance through the fun-filled awards system.   

The feedback and “thank yous” have been overwhelming—but I think if Transplant Hero can prevent just one graft rejection…that is the biggest thank you of all.  To this end, I would like to personally thank Veloxis and Novartis for their support.   This has undoubtedly allowed to us to continue our commitment to patients with interface improvements that gives users what they want and need.   I think the future is bright for Transplant Hero and I am so humbled to be apart of something so special.

Best,

Dr. Jay A. Graham