Patient guide for COVID-19 Sharing real-life patient and donor stories Sharing real-life patient and donor stories Honoring the diversity of our transplant community Honoring the diversity of our transplant community Leading the field in kidney transplant
education and research
Leading the field in kidney transplant education and research
Helping you make informed decisions about your treatment options Helping you make informed decisions about your treatment options Guiding you as you make a treatment plan that is right for you Guiding you as you make a treatment plan that is right for you Supporting you in your exploration
of living donation
Supporting you in your exploration of living donation
Guiding you through the process of
finding a living donor
Guiding you through the process of finding a living donor
Creating user-friendly tools that help you make informed decisions Creating user-friendly tools that help you make informed decisions Partnering to advance health literate education about transplant and living donation Partnering to advance health literate education about transplant & living donation Educating dialysis providers so they can provide better transplant education Educating dialysis providers so they can provide better transplant education

Let’s explore transplant together

Welcome! Congratulations on deciding to learn more about kidney transplant and living donation. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, potential donor, or healthcare provider, we are here to help.

Explore Transplant is a national consortium of leading experts in transplant, health literacy, and research. Our commitment is to provide you with the best education and decision-making tools available.

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6 days ago

Experts recommend that transplant patients get the COVID-19 vaccine. For more info on how the vaccine might affect you as a #kidneytransplant recipient, visit our website: ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Please join us tomorrow, January 8th, at 11AM Pacific Time for our event "What do I need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccines and Transplant Vaccine Trial?"

It is free to attend and you can register for the virtual event: https://terasaki.org/institute/news/…
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1 week ago

Don't forget to join us January 8th at 11AM Pacific Time for our event "What do I need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccines and Transplant Vaccine Trial?".
This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share information with the amazing panel of Experts and Patients.
Register here: https://terasaki.org/insti.../news/…

Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation Dorry Segev Transplant Recipients International Organization Jim Gleason #covid19 #transplant #kidneytransplant American Association of Kidney Patients
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Dont forget to join us January 8th at 11AM Pacific Time for our event What do I need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccines and Transplant Vaccine Trial?. 
This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share information with the amazing panel of Experts and Patients. 
Register here: https://terasaki.org/insti.../news/events/tt/trec010821.html
 
Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation Dorry Segev Transplant Recipients International Organization Jim Gleason #covid19 #transplant #kidneytransplant American Association of Kidney Patients

2 weeks ago

Happy New Year! TREC wishes for everyone to have a great 2021. We're so thankful to this community for supporting us on this journey. Read our Year in Review blog post to see what you helped us achieve in 2020: https://exploretransplant.org/2020-year-in-review-… ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year! TREC wishes for everyone to have a great 2021. Were so thankful to this community for supporting us on this journey. Read our Year in Review blog post to see what you helped us achieve in 2020: https://exploretransplant.org/2020-year-in-review-championing-patient-centered-work/

3 weeks ago

The TREC team wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! As you celebrate, remember to continue social distancing and avoid close contact with people outside of your household. Together we can keep each other safe. If you must go out, wear a mask and remember to wash your hands! ... See MoreSee Less

The TREC team wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! As you celebrate, remember to continue social distancing and avoid close contact with people outside of your household. Together we can keep each other safe. If you must go out, wear a mask and remember to wash your hands!

3 weeks ago

It's been an exciting year of doing great work for the transplant and living donation community, despite, and sometimes as a result of, the challenges that COVID-19 presented. Read Brian's blog for some of the highlights:

https://exploretransplant.org/2020-year-in-review-…

We're so thankful to all of our partners, storytellers, patients, donors, and followers who have supported and participated in our work. Have a happy and safe holiday season!
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Its been an exciting year of doing great work for the transplant and living donation community, despite, and sometimes as a result of, the challenges that COVID-19 presented. Read Brians blog for some of the highlights:

https://exploretransplant.org/2020-year-in-review-championing-patient-centered-work/

Were so thankful to all of our partners, storytellers, patients, donors, and followers who have supported and participated in our work. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

4 weeks ago

Read Ally's blog to hear about the profound impact of hearing stories shared by real #livingdonors and recipients.

https://exploretransplant.org/listening-to-the-pow…
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Read Allys blog to hear about the profound impact of hearing stories shared by real #livingdonors and recipients.

https://exploretransplant.org/listening-to-the-powerful-experience-of-kidney-patients-and-living-donors/

4 weeks ago

Did you participate in a living donor kidney transplant? Share your story with us to inspire others to learn more about LDKT! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you participate in a living donor kidney transplant? Share your story with us to inspire others to learn more about LDKT! https://explorelivingdonation.org/

4 weeks ago

Did you catch Dr. Waterman's Terasaki Talk on “The Power of Digital Storytelling to Educate, Empower, Engage Patients and Prospective Donors”? Watch the full talk again here: ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Check out Jessica's post to learn about Dr. Waterman's recent panel talk with patients and living donors from the Living Donation Storytelling Project.

https://exploretransplant.org/the-power-of-digital…
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Check out Jessicas post to learn about Dr. Watermans recent panel talk with patients and living donors from the Living Donation Storytelling Project. 

https://exploretransplant.org/the-power-of-digital-storytelling-featuring-trecs-living-donation-storytelling-project/

4 weeks ago

What was it like being a living kidney donor? What was it like being a living kidney recipient? Tell your story to join a community of advocates and educators! ... See MoreSee Less

What was it like being a living kidney donor? What was it like being a living kidney recipient? Tell your story to join a community of advocates and educators! https://explorelivingdonation.org/

1 month ago

Is it the flu or COVID-19? Watch this video to learn about common symptoms for each. If you're concerned about any of your symptoms, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. For more information about this year's flu season, visit the CDC page: https://cdc.gov/flu/season/… ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Read this latest blog post from Dr. Amy Waterman to find out about recent developments in COVID-19 vaccine progress, how TREC can help you learn more, and how transplant patients can help make advancements in vaccine research!

https://exploretransplant.org/covid-19-vaccine-faq…
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Read this latest blog post from Dr. Amy Waterman to find out  about recent developments in COVID-19 vaccine progress, how TREC can help you learn more, and how transplant patients can help make advancements in vaccine research! 

https://exploretransplant.org/covid-19-vaccine-faqs-and-recommendations-for-transplant-patients/

1 month ago

HR 5534, or the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019, is a legislative bill approved recently by the US House of Representatives. This bill pushes for Medicare to cover a lifetime supply of immunosuppressant medicines for all kidney transplant patients instead of the current 3 years for people under the age of 65. Full article with more details here: https://healio.com/news/nephrology/… ... See MoreSee Less

HR 5534, or the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019, is a legislative bill approved recently by the US House of Representatives. This bill pushes for Medicare to cover a lifetime supply of immunosuppressant medicines for all kidney transplant patients instead of the current 3 years for people under the age of 65. Full article with more details here: https://www.healio.com/news/nephrology/20201210/us-house-of-representatives-approves-bill-offering-lifetime-transplant-drug-coverage?utm_source=selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news&m_bt=4545792408139

1 month ago

When she first received a kidney from her friend in 2017, Selena Gomez struggled to cope with her surgery scar. But in a recent interview, she shows to have a different outlook, saying, "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that scar, and now I look at it in a much different way... I feel like I'm more of a warrior."

Full article here: https://billboard.com/articles/columns/…
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When she first received a kidney from her friend in 2017, Selena Gomez struggled to cope with her surgery scar. But in a recent interview, she shows to have a different outlook, saying, I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for that scar, and now I look at it in a much different way... I feel like Im more of a warrior.

Full article here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9493379/selena-gomez-kidney-transplant-surgery-scars-interview

1 month ago

You can prevent getting and spreading the flu and COVID-19 at the same time! Watch to find out how! For more information about this year's flu season, visit the CDC webpage. https://cdc.gov/flu/season/… ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Do you have a living donor kidney transplant story? Share your story and join a growing community of living donation advocates and educators! Link in bio. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you have a living donor kidney transplant story? Share your story and join a growing community of living donation advocates and educators! Link in bio.

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1 month ago

If you have decided to opt for a transplant, the next step is to see if you're ready to undergo major surgery. Watch this video to see the 3 steps of transplant evaluation before you can be approved for the surgery. Visit to learn more about kidney transplant. ... See MoreSee Less

Transplant news

INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • The global burden of chronic kidney disease

    The global burden of chronic kidney disease

    By Erica Ho, Research Associate Did you know that approximately 13% of the world’s population has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and over 10% have end-stage kidney failure1? In the 1990’s, CKD was the 17th most common cause of death in the world, but has risen to 12th by 20172. This may be because previous efforts to reduce CKD and CKD-related …Read more
  • 2020 Year in Review: championing patient-centered work

    2020 Year in Review: championing patient-centered work

    By Brian Ha, Intern With 2020 winding down, let’s take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year for the transplant and living donation community. Together with our partners, we launched the COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening and Resource Center, designed new education for living donors and transplant recipients in partnership with the community, presented our …Read more
  • COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs and Recommendations for Transplant Patients

    COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs and Recommendations for Transplant Patients

    At the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), we believe that rapid communication of information about COVID-19 vaccination to transplant patients and ongoing monitoring of patient outcomes are two important ways to keep our patients safe as we move forward into 2021. In the recent weeks, one of the many SARS-COV-2 vaccines being developed in the United States has been …Read more