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Leading the field in kidney transplant education and research
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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

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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

Don’t miss Dr. Amy Waterman’s talk “Working Toward a More Equitable Patient Referral and Waitlist System for Kidney Transplantation” today at 10:50AM PST during NASEM Medicine's Committee virtual workshop on “A Fairer and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution”. ⁠

Find out how TREC is helping decrease disparities in kidney transplant and improve transplant accessibility for all kidney patients!⁠

To view visit: ⁠
https://nationalacademies.org/event/04-16-2021/…

#kidneytransplant #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant
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Don’t miss Dr. Amy Waterman’s talk “Working Toward a More Equitable Patient Referral and Waitlist System for Kidney Transplantation” today at 10:50AM PST during NASEM Medicines Committee virtual workshop on “A Fairer and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution”. ⁠
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Find out how TREC is helping decrease disparities in kidney transplant and improve transplant accessibility for all kidney patients!⁠
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To view visit: ⁠
https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/04-16-2021/a-fairer-and-more-equitable-cost-effective-and-transparent-system-of-donor-organ-procurement-allocation-and-distribution-meeting-6⁠
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#kidneytransplant #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant

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3 days ago

It's National Donate Life Blue & Green Day! Visit @donatelifeamerica where you can send your photos in to the national photo contest 💙📷 💚
Visit
https://facebook.com/DonateLife/app/…
#DonateLifeMonth #BlueGreenDay #DonateLife #DoneVida #exploretransplant #explorelivingdonation
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Its National Donate Life Blue & Green Day! Visit @donatelifeamerica where you can send your photos in to the national photo contest 💙📷 💚 
Visit 
https://www.facebook.com/DonateLife/app/1432768656951037
#DonateLifeMonth #BlueGreenDay #DonateLife #DoneVida #exploretransplant #explorelivingdonation
4 days ago

Our #tbt is in honor of the late Dr. Joseph E. Murray.
He and his team performed the first successful kidney transplant operation in 1954.
He removed a healthy kidney from a 23-year-old man and implanted it in the man’s ailing identical twin. He went on to pioneer techniques that over the years changed the lives of tens of thousands of patients who received new kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers or other organs after their own had failed.

#exploretransplant #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Our #tbt is in honor of the late Dr. Joseph E. Murray. 
He and his team performed the first successful kidney transplant operation in 1954. 
He removed a healthy kidney from a 23-year-old man and implanted it in the man’s ailing identical twin. He went on to pioneer techniques that over the years changed the lives of tens of thousands of patients who received new kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers or other organs after their own had failed.

#exploretransplant  #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor  #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
5 days ago

Dani Campbell’s smiling face has been greeting drivers on a billboard for months, the miracle she and her family have hoped for finally happened!

Check her story out at https://wtrf.com/local/…

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Dani Campbell’s smiling face has been greeting drivers on a billboard for months, the miracle she and her family have hoped for finally happened!

Check her story out at https://www.wtrf.com/local/local-nurse-who-used-billboard-to-search-for-donor-gets-new-kidney/

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys  #explorelivingdonation #donor  #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
6 days ago

Why is a living donor transplant better than a deceased donor transplant?
To learn and explore living donation visit:


#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Why is a living donor transplant better than a deceased donor transplant? 
To learn and explore living donation visit: 
www.explorelivingdonation.org

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor  #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
1 week ago

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by @donatelifeamerica and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April each year, National Donate Life Month helps to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
#exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donatelifeamerica #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by @donatelifeamerica and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April each year, National Donate Life Month helps to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
#exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donatelifeamerica #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
2 weeks ago

On #worldhealthday we celebrate our Doctors, Nurses and other frontline workers, who have committed themselves to selfless service in order to help us overcome this pandemic.
Let us inspire everyone to adopt a healthy attitude to life!
#WorldHealthDay2021 #HealthcareWarriors #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #kidneytransplant
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On #worldhealthday we celebrate our Doctors, Nurses and other frontline workers, who have committed themselves to selfless service in order to help us overcome this pandemic.
Let us inspire everyone to adopt a healthy attitude to life! 
#WorldHealthDay2021 #HealthcareWarriors #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #kidneytransplant
2 weeks ago

Happy Easter Sunday!! 🐰
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#eastersunday #easterbunny #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Happy Easter Sunday!! 🐰
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#eastersunday #easterbunny #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
2 weeks ago

Lukas was born with kidneys that didn't develop properly, and was diagnosed with Bilateral Cystic Dysplasia. Lukas started dialysis when he was a week old and underwent four surgeries in his first month of life. His mother Erin donated her kidney and changed his life.

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient

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Lukas was born with kidneys that didnt develop properly, and was diagnosed with Bilateral Cystic Dysplasia. Lukas started dialysis when he was a week old and underwent four surgeries in his first month of life. His mother Erin donated her kidney and changed his life. 

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient 

https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/health/mothers-organ-donation-saves-midlands-toddlers-life/101-e6e13ffb-d9e2-41c5-94b2-872b984f16a2
3 weeks ago

It's TBT! Today we are taking it back to 2018 when Dr. Amy Waterman was futured @mmlafleur !

Check it out at the link in our bio or visit

#throwbackthursday #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant
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Its TBT! Today we are taking it back to 2018 when Dr. Amy Waterman was futured @mmlafleur ! 

Check it out at the link in our bio or visit https://mmlafleur.com/mdash/amy-waterman-interview

 #throwbackthursday #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant
3 weeks ago

Thank you Andrea for sharing your story!

Visit explore our library and share your story about living donation!
#worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor
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4 weeks ago

Explore our story library, meet other donors or share your story about living donation!
For more information click on the link in bio or visit . #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Explore our story library, meet other donors or share your story about living donation!
For more information click on the link in bio or visit www.exploretransplant.org.  #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
1 month ago

We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit . #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient ... See MoreSee Less

We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit www.exploretransplant.org.  #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
1 month ago

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀

Explore how you can change a life at

#stpatricksday #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #stpattysday #irish #happystpatricksday #love #fourleafclover
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Happy St. Patricks Day! 🍀 

Explore how you can change a life at www.explorelivingdonation.org

#stpatricksday #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor  #stpattysday #irish #happystpatricksday #love #fourleafclover
1 month ago

#BeLikeGina from CBS’s highly-acclaimed B Positive ! Visit BeLikeGina.org, listen to real-life stories of living donors and explore information provided by partnering organizations. Share your story! Click the link in bio.
#bpositivecbs #exploretransplant #explorelivingdonation #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation
#transplant #kidneytransplant #donatelife #organdonation #kidneydonor #livingdonor
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1 month ago

Happy Monday!! You can change a life! Share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #livingdonor #livingdonor #kidneytransplant #storytelling #shareyourstory #transplantpatient #organdonation #organdonationawareness ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Monday!! You can change a life! Share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit www.exploretransplant.org #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #livingdonor #livingdonor #kidneytransplant #storytelling #shareyourstory #transplantpatient  #organdonation #organdonationawareness
1 month ago

We are proud to be a #BeLikeGina Partner and help create transformative partnerships with Hollywood! Today the #BeLikeGina campaign launches in connection with CBS’s highly-acclaimed @bpositivecbs program. At BeLikeGina.org, viewers are encouraged to consider living donation for themselves by listening to real-life stories of living donors and exploring information provided by partnering organizations.
We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit .
#belikegina #bpositivecbs #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation
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We are proud to be a #BeLikeGina Partner and help create transformative partnerships with Hollywood! Today the #BeLikeGina campaign launches in connection with CBS’s highly-acclaimed @bpositivecbs program. At BeLikeGina.org, viewers are encouraged to consider living donation for themselves by listening to real-life stories of living donors and exploring information provided by partnering organizations.
We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit www.exploretransplant.org. 
#belikegina #bpositivecbs #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation
1 month ago

Happy @worldkidneyday!! Today is a great day to celebrate kidney health and living donation! We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit . #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation ... See MoreSee Less

Happy @worldkidneyday!! Today is a great day to celebrate kidney health and living donation! We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit www.explorelivingdonation.org.  #worldkidneyday #exploretransplant #nationalkidneymonth #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation
2 months ago

Check out our new blog post!
Link in bio or visit: https://exploretransplant.org/the-global-burden-of…

One Lambda - Thermo Fisher Scientific Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

#kidneypatient #transplant #organdonation#livingdonation #livingdonor#transplantrecipient #kidneyrecipient#kidneytransplant #donatelife#organdonor #kidneydisease
#kidneypatients #organtransplant#NKF
#ckd #ckdawareness #kidneydisease#dialysis
#kidney #autoimmunedisease
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Check out our new blog post! 
Link in bio or visit: https://exploretransplant.org/the-global-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease

One Lambda - Thermo Fisher Scientific Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

#kidneypatient #transplant #organdonation#livingdonation #livingdonor#transplantrecipient #kidneyrecipient#kidneytransplant #donatelife#organdonor #kidneydisease
#kidneypatients #organtransplant#NKF
#ckd #ckdawareness #kidneydisease#dialysis
#kidney #autoimmunedisease
2 months ago

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation National Kidney Foundation UCLA Health
#exploretransplant =#kidneytransplant#kidneydonor #ValentinesDay2021
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Happy Valentines Day!!
Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation National Kidney Foundation UCLA Health
#exploretransplant =#kidneytransplant#kidneydonor #ValentinesDay2021

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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