Let’s Explore Transplant Together.

Explore Transplant is a family of educational programs to help people with kidney failure and their family and friends make informed choices about transplant and living donation. These programs are available for organizations serving kidney patients and families directly. Founded by Dr. Amy Waterman, one of the nation’s leading experts in transplant education, Explore Transplant’s education programs and training seminars have benefited tens of thousands of kidney patients served by more than 120 transplant centers and 3,000 dialysis centers since 2009.


for Kidney Patients, Family and Friends


Explore Transplant Education Program

Explore Transplant, our flagship program, has helped tens of thousands of kidney patients nationwide make an informed choice about their treatment options. The centerpiece of the program, which is available in English and Spanish, is a series of four videos that guides individuals through their transplant decision-making process, enabling each to decide whether to stay on dialysis or pursue a deceased or living donor kidney transplant.

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Explore Living Donation Education Program

Explore Living Donation helps kidney patients make informed decisions about whether to receive a living donor transplant and practical strategies for how to find a living donor. It also educates potential living donors and recipients about the risks and benefits of donating a kidney.

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for Patient Care Providers


Explore Transplant Training Seminars

Working in partnership with transplant centers, organ procurement organizations, and community organizations nationwide, Explore Transplant Training Seminars prepare dialysis and nephrology providers to effectively educate their patients about transplant. Master Trainers with extensive experience in transplant outreach and dialysis social work conduct the one-day seminars, which conclude with distribution of the Explore Transplant Education Program (in English and Spanish) for providers to use in their facilities.

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Educational Materials for Kidney Patients

Our high-quality video and print educational materials were designed by experts to guide kidney patients, their family and friends as they explore transplant and living donation. Order educational materials for your transplant program or dialysis center.

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Insights from Kidney Recipients, Living Donors and Transplant Professionals


“I believe that every patient has the right to make an informed transplant choice. I also believe that if we all work together, we can dramatically increase the number of patients benefiting from transplants.”

~ Amy Waterman, PhD
Founder, Explore Transplant