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The Family House

A home away from home for patients and families awaiting transplant.

The Mid-America Transplant Family House offers comfortable mid- to long-term transplant housing for families who must relocate to St. Louis for lifesaving transplant care. 

This low- or no-cost option is crucial to families who are away from home and faced with related medical expenses.

Patients and their families arrive from all over the country to access the world-class transplant centers in Mid-America Transplant’s service area. Take a virtual tour of the Family House to see the home away from home for these families.


The Family House is located in St. Louis' Dogtown Neighborhood, in close proximity to the city's four transplant centers:

About The Family House

The Mid-America Transplant Family House offers:

  • 21 fully furnished single-family apartments (6 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom private residences are available)
  • Private kitchens and bathrooms
  • Washer and dryer in every unit
  • Queen size beds in master bedrooms
  • Wireless internet access
  • Cable television in every unit
  • A network for family members and caregivers to receive support from others undergoing the transplant journey, as well as Mid-America Transplant staff
Residents at Mid-America Transplant Family House

The Gammons (left) stayed at the Family House while Ryan awaited a heart transplant. The Nelsons (right) stayed at the Family House while waiting for a lung transplant.

Eligibility for Services

Family House referrals must be submitted by a transplant professional at one of the four transplant centers in St. Louis.

  • The family must live at least 25 miles from the transplant hospital
  • The family must agree to the Mid-America Transplant Family House policies and guest guidelines
  • Patients under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Guests must be able to care for themselves or have a caregiver who can provide assistance
Bobby and his wife Patty stayed at the Family House when he received his lung transplant.

While Bobby recovered from a lung transplant, he stayed at the Family House along with his wife, Patty.

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