Let’s Explore Transplant Together

Explore Transplant helps patients with kidney failure, families, friends, living donors and providers understand all of the available transplant options in order to make the most informed healthcare decisions. Our educational 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 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.


7 days ago

ET Founder Amy Waterman will be reporting live from Singapore, where she has been invited to speak about transplant and living donation education by Singapore General Hospital and the Ministry of Health. We'll be sharing her thoughts and colorful photos from Amy's travels for the next few weeks, so stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Happy New Year! For those following the announcement we made last month about the UNOS Kidney Transplant Learning Center, which will feature Explore Transplant Education, take a peek at what else is happening in this video featuring The White House Office of Science and Tech. Policy Staff and our colleague at Organize. ... See MoreSee Less

Reflections from the Field


From the Founder

  • It Takes a Village: Dual Perspectives on a Partnership

    It Takes a Village: Dual Perspectives on a Partnership

    Amy Waterman: It takes a village to create and deliver the kind of kidney transplant education that can really meet the needs of healthcare providers, patients, and donors across the United States. To reach 650,000 plus people suffering from end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD). For those of us who work in this field, it also feels as if change is the only constant. ... Read MoreView Story

Transplant News

  • Proposed Law Would Protect Living Donors

    Proposed Law Would Protect Living Donors

    Until 2014, a living organ donor could be refused health insurance on the grounds that the donation constituted a pre-existing condition. While the Accountable Care Act effectively eliminated that discrimination, some donors still have trouble getting insurance. It could be that smaller companies that don’t know the law, or others continue to charge donors higher premiums. Donors can also have ... Read MoreView Story

Donation Stories

“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