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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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3 days ago

Our founder and director was featured on the cover of Indiana University's Alumni Magazine for her work in kidney transplant and donation education! 💚📷 ... See MoreSee Less

Our founder and director was featured on the cover of Indiana Universitys Alumni Magazine for her work in kidney transplant and donation education! 💚📷

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Congrats Amy! You have worked tirelessly trying to help others. So very grateful for your work and dedication to saving lives

Congratulations!! You are super awesome!

awesome job! you are amazing!

Congratulations on making the cover Amy! Better than Vogue!

Yay Amy Waterman!

Congrats Amy!!

Awesome and Wow. Congrats to you coming in from KY

Congratulations 🎉 Amy Waterman 👍

I love this Cover girl !

Way to go Amy!!!!

Congratulations!

Awesome!

Awesome Amy!

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4 days ago

What's life like post-kidney transplant? Hear from Ken and hundreds of other transplant recipients on our Living Donation Storytelling Library! 🔗😀explorelivingdonation.org/videos/ken/ ... See MoreSee Less

Whats life like post-kidney transplant? Hear from Ken and hundreds of other transplant recipients on our Living Donation Storytelling Library! 🔗😀explorelivingdonation.org/videos/ken/

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As the recipient of 3 kidney transplants, over 30 years, most recently 2016, I've always remarked at how crazy it is to go under, as a 3-4 on the quality of life scale and within, literally 3-4 hours, get your life back, as if someone flipped a switch and, viola, it's as if you were NEVER sick!!!! Like the miracle of birth, actually re-birth!! BOOM!!! I got my life back!! I will NEVER, EVER stop being in awe of kidney donors. You are God's very special angels, heroes each and every one of you. As my dear friend Dr. David Serur says, " yeah, how about these donors".

6 days ago

One of the best parts of research is sharing your findings with others! Thank you David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for putting on a fantastic research symposium! 😀👨‍🔬💚 ... See MoreSee Less

One of the best parts of research is sharing your findings with others! Thank you David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for putting on a fantastic research symposium! 😀👨‍🔬💚Image attachmentImage attachment

7 days ago

Did you know you can do dialysis at home? Check out this week's #kidneymythmonday to learn more! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Wishing all of the amazing dads out there a happy Father's Day weekend!!! 💚😊 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

We are so honored to be part of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and strive to follow the Cultural North Star framework of doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind in all that we do. This week we recognized and celebrated our colleagues for exemplifying these values everyday🌟💚😊 ... See MoreSee Less

We are so honored to be part of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and strive to follow the Cultural North Star framework of doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind in all that we do. This week we recognized and celebrated  our colleagues for exemplifying these values everyday🌟💚😊Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

How would/did a kidney transplant change your life?!? Visit The Living Donation Storytelling Library to hear hundreds of people talk about their experiences with living donation!! 💚😊 https://explorelivingdonation.org/video/Doris/ ... See MoreSee Less

How would/did a kidney transplant change your life?!? Visit The Living Donation Storytelling Library to hear hundreds of people talk about their experiences with living donation!! 💚😊 https://explorelivingdonation.org/video/Doris/

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I consider it a gift. A very precious, God given gift called perspective. I truly feel blessed. If not for the worry and fear that my challenges burdened my family & friends with, I wouldn’t change a thing.

2 weeks ago

We celebrated our May & June birthdays yesterday🎂🎉 Lots of Taurus and Gemini energy in this office!♉️♊️ ... See MoreSee Less

We celebrated our May & June birthdays yesterday🎂🎉 Lots of Taurus and Gemini energy in this office!♉️♊️Image attachment

2 weeks ago

Hi friends, we need your help! If you took part in a kidney paired donation (KPD) or kidney chain and would like to be a part of our study on KPD education, please PM us for details!! 😊💚👩🏼‍🔬 ... See MoreSee Less

Hi friends, we need your help! If you took part in a kidney paired donation (KPD) or kidney chain and would like to be a part of our study on KPD education, please PM us for details!! 😊💚👩🏼‍🔬

2 weeks ago

Faith can be extremely important to your living donation journey. Visit explorelivingdonation.org to hear more 💚😀 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Have you ever considered a preemptive transplant? Learn more about kidney disease treatment options at exploretransplant.org 🔗💚 #kidneymythmonday ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

One of our favorite things is hearing about the relationships formed through #livingkidneydonation 💚😊 You can learn more about David and his kidney sister on our storytelling library! 🔗https://explorelivingdonation.org/videos/david/ ... See MoreSee Less

One of our favorite things is hearing about the relationships formed through #livingkidneydonation 💚😊 You can learn more about David and his kidney sister on our storytelling library! 🔗https://explorelivingdonation.org/videos/david/

3 weeks ago

Throwback to our Living Donation Storytelling Project launch party!! We've absolutely loved hearing your kidney transplant stories. If you haven't told your story yet or have friends or family members who would be willing to share, visit explorelivingdonation.org 💚😀💻 #throwbackthursday #tbt ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback to our Living Donation Storytelling Project launch party!! Weve absolutely loved hearing your kidney transplant stories. If you havent told your story yet or have friends or family members who would be willing to share, visit explorelivingdonation.org 💚😀💻 #throwbackthursday #tbt

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You rock Amy!

3 weeks ago

We had such a great weekend at #ATC2019Boston 😀 Check out some of the posters our statistician, Omesh Ranasinghe presented this past weekend!👨‍🔬 ... See MoreSee Less

We had such a great weekend at #ATC2019Boston 😀 Check out some of the posters our statistician, Omesh Ranasinghe presented this past weekend!👨‍🔬Image attachment

3 weeks ago

Time flies when you're learning about transplant! We've had so much fun this week at #ATC2019Boston and already can't wait for next year! Here's what we will be presenting today.😃💚 ... See MoreSee Less

Time flies when youre learning about transplant! Weve had so much fun this week at #ATC2019Boston and already cant wait for next year! Heres what we will be presenting today.😃💚

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You go girl! So proud of you!

3 weeks ago

Yujie Cui, Data Lead at Terasaki Research Institute, presenting research on transplant education earlier today at #ATC2019Boston 💚😀👨‍🔬 American Transplant Congress ... See MoreSee Less

Yujie Cui, Data Lead at Terasaki Research Institute, presenting research on transplant education earlier today at #ATC2019Boston 💚😀👨‍🔬 American Transplant CongressImage attachment

3 weeks ago

We are so proud of our founder + director, Dr. Amy Waterman, for being named AST Clinician of Distinction at #ATC2019Boston 💚🎉 See the awards video here https://exploretransplant.org/dr-amy-waterman-name… ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of our founder + director, Dr. Amy Waterman, for being named AST Clinician of Distinction at #ATC2019Boston 💚🎉 See the awards video here https://exploretransplant.org/dr-amy-waterman-named-the-2019-ast-clinician-of-distinction/

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Congratulations Dr Waterman and team. The work you and team do is absolutely important for the ones on deed.

Congrats!

So awesome !!

3 weeks ago

Is dialysis the only treatment option for kidney disease? Visit exploretransplant.org for more treatment information!💚😀 #kidneymythmonday ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We can't believe it's already day 3️⃣ at #ATC2019Boston 😃 Check out our schedule today to see when we'll be presenting!! 💚👍 ... See MoreSee Less

We cant believe its already day 3️⃣ at #ATC2019Boston 😃 Check out our schedule today to see when well be presenting!! 💚👍

3 weeks ago

Dr. Matt Everly and Dr. @amywaterman of @terasakiresearch listening with enthusiasm to patient-centered outcomes talks at #ATC2019Boston Psychosocial Session 1 ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Matt Everly and Dr. @amywaterman of @terasakiresearch listening with enthusiasm to patient-centered outcomes talks at #ATC2019Boston Psychosocial Session 1

Transplant news

INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • My Transplant Coach – A decision aid for patients with kidney failure

    My Transplant Coach – A decision aid for patients with kidney failure

    Patients with kidney failure have different options when choosing the treatment they feel is best for them, and it’s not always an easy choice to make. According to Dr. Amy Waterman, Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UCLA, and Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at the Terasaki Research Institute, “Patients want to choose the treatment options for kidney failure that help them live the longest. To do that, they have ... Read MoreLearn more
  • Dr. Amy Waterman named the 2019 AST Clinician of Distinction

    Dr. Amy Waterman named the 2019 AST Clinician of Distinction

    We are excited to announce that Dr. Amy Waterman has been named the recipient of the 2019 Clinician of Distinction Award by the American Society of Transplantation(AST)! Each year the award is presented to a non-physician clinician who is an expert in their field and who is making outstanding contributions to clinical transplant. This year Dr. Waterman was nominated by Dr. Matthew Cooper, a longtime friend and colleague, and a professor of surgery and the ... Read MoreLearn more
  • Mary Wu: transplantation…a lifetime journey

    Mary Wu: transplantation…a lifetime journey

    Mary Wu was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure as a toddler. Transplants at ages 3 and 12 saved her life. Mary reflects on her transplant journey. I received two kidney transplants, one in 1987 and the other in 1995, both from deceased donors. No one in my family was a match to donate a kidney to me. Prior to both of these transplants and during these particular times, there was not a real push for ... Read MoreLearn more