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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

Happy Friday!

Don’t miss the Come Together Houston: A Community Arts and Health Partnership free events series! We are so proud to be affiliated with this project funded by the CDC to raise vaccine awareness through the arts in Houston communities. We are capturing stories of grateful individuals living life protected by their COVID-vaccines.

This event series features local Houston artists: “GONZO247, graffiti muralist; Mariachi Pumas, UH Mariachi ensemble; Outspoken Bean, poet laureate; and Urban Souls; social arts organization promoting creativity.”

Next Event: May 21, 2022 (noon-2:00pm) 2600 Holman Street | Houston, TX 77004

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Happy Friday! 

Don’t miss the Come Together Houston: A Community Arts and Health Partnership free events series! We are so proud to be affiliated with this project funded by the CDC to raise vaccine awareness through the arts in Houston communities. We are capturing stories of grateful individuals living life protected by their COVID-vaccines. 

This event series features local Houston artists: “GONZO247, graffiti muralist; Mariachi Pumas, UH Mariachi ensemble; Outspoken Bean, poet laureate; and Urban Souls; social arts organization promoting creativity.” 

Next Event: May 21, 2022 (noon-2:00pm) 2600 Holman Street | Houston, TX 77004

Visit: https://vaccine-arts.501clients.com/events/
10 months ago

Check out our latest blog!!

Link in Bio or visit:

https://exploretransplant.org/addressing-insurance…

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Check out our latest blog!! 

Link in Bio or visit: 

https://exploretransplant.org/addressing-insurance-related-disparities-in-kidney-transplant-access/

 #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient #insurance #insurancedisparities

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I would like to talk to someone who has been a donor or received a kidney from a person with a smoking history.

10 months ago

Steven shared his story in hope of finding a kidney.

View his story by clicking on the link below or visit:

Share your story and form a part of our community.

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10 months ago

Family and friends are also on a mission to inspire others to become organ donors because, as Debbie's grandson Jayse says, "My Noni needs a kidney."

Visit:

https://fox5atlanta.com/news/…

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Family and friends are also on a mission to inspire others to become organ donors because, as Debbies grandson Jayse says, My Noni needs a kidney.

Visit: 

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/family-rallies-around-georgia-grandmother-in-need-of-kidney-donor

 #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
10 months ago

Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July! 

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10 months ago

Check out our latest blog post!!

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https://exploretransplant.org/trec-partners-with-t…

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11 months ago

The American Transplant Congress is the annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). This year, Dr. Amy Waterman and the Transplant Research and Education Center team have participated in submitting 13 abstracts to the event.

Read more about in the link:

https://exploretransplant.org/trecs-participation-…
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The American Transplant Congress is the annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). This year, Dr. Amy Waterman and the Transplant Research and Education Center team have participated in submitting 13 abstracts to the event. 

Read more about in the link: 

https://exploretransplant.org/trecs-participation-at-american-transplant-congress-2021/
11 months ago

Congratulations to our team members Dr. Amy Waterman and Yaquelin Arevalo for participating as speakers, as well as our TREC Fellow, Wendy Balliet for moderating a psychosocial session at the American Transplant Congress today.

We are very proud of all you and your work!

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Congratulations to our team members Dr. Amy Waterman and Yaquelin Arevalo for  participating as speakers, as well as our TREC Fellow, Wendy Balliet for moderating a psychosocial session at the American Transplant Congress today.

We are very proud of all you and your work! 

#atccongress #exploretransplant
11 months ago

Welcome Mindy!!
We are all exited to have you on the Team!

Read her new blog post, visit:
https://exploretransplant.org/remote-communities-i…

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11 months ago

Brian donated his kidney to his aunt.

View his story by clicking on the link below or visit:

Share your story and form a part of our community.

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11 months ago

We’d love to see what you’re prepping in the kitchen to show your kidneys some love!
Share your recipes below!

#kidneyhealth #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #exploretransplant #kidneytransplant #explorelivingdonation
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We’d love to see what you’re prepping in the kitchen to show your kidneys some love! 
Share your recipes below! 

#kidneyhealth #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #exploretransplant #kidneytransplant #explorelivingdonation
11 months ago

Today we remember those who served, protected and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Memorial Day 2021.

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Today we remember those who served, protected and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Memorial Day 2021.

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12 months ago

A group of Hickman Mills high school alumni are banding together to save their friend's life.

Read his story by clicking the link in bio or visit:
https://kshb.com/news/local-news/…

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A group of Hickman Mills high school alumni are banding together to save their friends life. 

Read his story by clicking the link in bio or visit: 
https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/hickman-mills-alumni-rally-to-help-friend-who-needs-kidney-transplant

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys  #explorelivingdonation #donor #kidneytransplant #kidneyrecipient
12 months ago

Thinking about being a living #kidneydonor ?
We would love to share your story about living donation, for more information click on the link in bio or visit

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Thinking about being a living #kidneydonor ? 
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 #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorstory #shareyourstory

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Wonderful project for potential donors with questions or just someone who'd like to know "Who DOES that? And WHY?"

12 months ago

We have partnered up with Canadian Blood Services! Join our community and share your story in The Living Donation Storytelling Project.

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#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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We have partnered up with Canadian Blood Services! Join our community and share your story in The Living Donation Storytelling Project. 

Link in bio or visit: 
https://organtissuedonation.ca/en/LivingDonation

www.explorelivingdonation.org

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
12 months ago

Join our community, learn more about living donation and share your story!

Link in bio or visit

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient #shareyourstory
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Join our community, learn more about living donation and share your story!

Link in bio or visit www.explorelivingdonation.org 

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor  #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient #shareyourstory
12 months 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
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1 years ago

Check out @canadaslifeline interview to learn more about the Living Donation Storytelling Project!

Visit:
https://blood.ca/en/stories/…


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Check out @canadaslifeline interview to learn more about the Living Donation Storytelling Project! 

Visit:
https://www.blood.ca/en/stories/creative-new-resources-boost-organ-donation-and-transplant-knowledge

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

A registered organ donor, who never imagined she would donate while living, met the person whose life she saved during National Donate Life Month in a heartwarming reunion.

Visit:
https://walb.com/2021/04/…

#nationaldonatelifemonth #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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A registered organ donor, who never imagined she would donate while living, met the person whose life she saved during National Donate Life Month in a heartwarming reunion.

Visit: 
https://www.walb.com/2021/04/26/woman-saves-strangers-life-by-donating-her-kidney/

#nationaldonatelifemonth #exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
1 years ago

We would love to share your story about living donation!

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Transplant news

INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • Kidney to Share

    Kidney to Share

    Introducing Martha Gershun, New Living Donation Guest Blogger In 2018 I donated a kidney at the Mayo Clinic to a woman I read about in the newspaper (1). Deb Porter Gil was in her mid-50s; the mother of two young adult daughters; a retired attorney, raised in Kansas City, where I lived; who had recently moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. …Read more
  • New Opportunities Await!

    New Opportunities Await!

    I want to thank everyone associated with the Terasaki Institute of Biomedical Innovation for the incredible opportunity to serve as the Deputy Director of Personalized Transplant Education and Communication. The CEO, Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, the President, Mr. Stewart Han, and the Terasaki Family Foundation have fully supported my advocacy work with transplant patients and helped me honor Dr. Paul Terasaki’s …Read more
  • Addressing insurance-related disparities in kidney transplant access

    Addressing insurance-related disparities in kidney transplant access

    By Mindy Kim, Intern The large costs of kidney transplants are no secret; however, the impacts of insurance type on kidney transplant are often overlooked. Most patients in the United States have some form of public insurance (Medicare or Medicaid), private insurance, or are uninsured. In 2018, 32.3% of patients with prevalent end-stage renal disease only had Medicare coverage, 20.8% …Read more