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01 Description of the TRNSPLNT mail list and bit.listserv.transplant




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This article is from the Organ Transplant FAQ, by mike_holloway@hotmail.com (Michael Holloway) with numerous contributions by others.

01 Description of the TRNSPLNT mail list and bit.listserv.transplant


The Usenet newsgroup bit.listserv.transplant is a bi-directional echo of
the listserv mail list TRNSPLNT. If you have an interest in
transplantation, and think that the posted news and discussions are of
interest, it may be more convenient for you to subscribe. Be sure to
save the instruction file that is sent to you automatically when you
subscribe. To have a list of listserv commands sent to you, send mail to
LISTSERV@WUVMD.WUSTL.EDU and place either HELP or INFO REFCARD on the
first line of text. This list includes commands for unsubscribing,
setting your subscription to "nomail", and other useful commands. To
remove yourself from the list, send SIGNOFF TRNSPLNT.

All posts to TRNSPLNT or bit.listserv.transplant are archived by the
listserv system at Washington U. You can get an index of the
archive by following the directions below in Dan's introduction.
You can search the archive as a database and retrieve individual
articles via a keyword search by following the directions in the
file obtained by sending INFO DATABASE to LISTSERV@WUVMD.WUSTL.EDU

Below is the introduction to TRNSPLNT written by Dan Flasar. Since Dan
started the group early in 1993 the posts have been on everything from
copies of news and information to recipes for low salt diets. It has
been a useful electronic support group for some participants who are
either waiting for a transplant, recovering from a transplant, or just
getting on with life after a transplant. We encourage recipients,
caregivers and medical professionals to introduce themselves to the
group. The list is also a tool for organ and tissue donor education.

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TRNSPLNT on LISTSERV@WUVMD.WUSTL.EDU

TRNSPLNT is a discussion list for organ transplant recipients and
anyone else intested in the issues, experiences and realities of
living with an organ trasplant.

Over the last 30 years, the number of transplants performed each year
has grown steadily in both absolute numbers and type of organs
transplanted.

Though there are hospital, clinical and pharmaceutical
industry-sponsored newsletters, there are few, if any, completely
independent discussion forums for those who have experienced this
oftentimes dramaticaly effective therapy.

There are many life issues for the transplant patient that are simply
not covered in medical literature or by medical personnel. TRNSPLNT
will provide a way for members to share information on such things as
as travel, both domestic and abroad, how to deal with a compromised
immune system, stories about transplant experiences, and anything
that the members feel is worth discussing.

Archives of TRNSPLNT postings can be listed by sending an
INDEX TRNSPLNT
command to LISTSERV@WUVMD.WUSTL.EDU.

To subscribe, send the following command to LISTSERV@WUVMD.WUSTL.EDU
via email:

SUB TRNSPLNT Your Full Name

where "Your Full Name" is your name. For example:

SUB TRNSPLNT Billy Rubin

Owner: Dan Flasar SYSFLASAR@WUGCRC.WUSTL.EDU

A web page form is also available for subscribing at
http://trnsplnt.tsx.org

NOTE: This is NOT a medical forum! Though advice may be offered, you
should, as with any medical issue, check with your physician before
you accept anything said in this forum as a basis for doing anything
that might affect your physical condition!

DIALYSIS
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(from Julie <clarify@alum.mit.edu> )

To subscribe to the list see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dialysis_support/
or email dialysis_support-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

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