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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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20 hours ago

Hello friends, we have some exciting news to share! We are looking for 5 kidney recipients to review educational material with us in a short interview process. If you are interested in participating, complete the following survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7024686/…

We look forward to hearing from you!

#ckd #kidneyrecipients #education #research #participation #transplantlife #interview #researchparticipants #kidneycare #transplant #patientengagement
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Hello friends, we have some exciting news to share! We are looking for 5 kidney recipients to review educational material with us in a short interview process. If you are interested in participating, complete the following survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7024686/e509a5e4d08e

We look forward to hearing from you! 

#ckd #kidneyrecipients #education #research #participation #transplantlife #interview #researchparticipants #kidneycare #transplant #patientengagement
3 days ago

For those with chronic kidney disease, what is your take on protein intake? Due to impaired kidney function, those with chronic kidney disease are known to have induced sarcopenia or a loss of muscle tissue as a result of inflammation, decreased nutrients, and lowered physical activity. Those with kidney disease are also recommended to be on low protein diets. However, the latest research conducted at the Osaka Metropolitan University challenges that this may not always be the case. With limited studies looking into the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and protein intake for kidney transplant patients, researchers embarked on uncovering this science. These findings demonstrate that skeletal muscle changes are associated with consuming protein - a loss of muscle mass is a direct result of a lack of protein intake, and severe protein restrictions worsen sarcopenia.

To read more go to: https://dtnext.in/wellbeing/2022/…

Article:

#protein #CKD #chronickidneydisease #research #foodintake #diet #healthylifestyle #musclemass #nutrition #helath #patientengagement #kidneyfunction
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For those with chronic kidney disease, what is your take on protein intake? Due to impaired kidney function, those with chronic kidney disease are known to have induced sarcopenia or a loss of muscle tissue as a result of inflammation, decreased nutrients, and lowered physical activity. Those with kidney disease are also recommended to be on low protein diets. However, the latest research conducted at the Osaka Metropolitan University challenges that this may not always be the case. With limited studies looking into the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and protein intake for kidney transplant patients, researchers embarked on uncovering this science. These findings demonstrate that skeletal muscle changes are associated with consuming protein - a loss of muscle mass is a direct result of a lack of protein intake, and severe protein restrictions worsen sarcopenia.

To read more go to: https://www.dtnext.in/wellbeing/2022/09/16/is-limiting-protein-intake-healthy-for-kidney-transplant-patients

Article: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35944294/

#protein #CKD #chronickidneydisease #research #foodintake #diet #healthylifestyle #musclemass #nutrition #helath #patientengagement #kidneyfunction
1 week ago

To understand patients’ lived experiences during COVID-19, we conducted a mixed-methods study with qualitative interviews on emotional, health, and financial challenges and quantitative surveys assessing depression and anxiety levels and information-seeking behaviors. Commonly reported stressors included postponing/ delaying medical visits and difficulty receiving medications. Fifteen participants with moderate to severe anxiety and depression reported having more frequent and severe panic attacks. Participants reported needing more transplant-specific updates about COVID-19 and frequent communication from their kidney and transplant specialists. As the impact of COVID-19 continues, needs-based interventions tailored for the kidney and transplant community including access to mental health resources, education, and support for care transitions should continue.

Our study is published in Kidney Medicine: https://sciencedirect.com/science/article/…

#research #kidneymedicine #publication #covid_19 #hotline #patientengagment #CKD #kidney #heartyourkidney #patientcare #community #transplantation #organdonation #support #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #publichealth #advocacy #anxiety #depression #kidneydisease #kidneysupport #patientvoicesmatter #patientvoice #patientadvocacy #patientcare #informationseeking #livedexperiencematters
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To understand patients’ lived experiences during COVID-19, we conducted a mixed-methods study with qualitative interviews on emotional, health, and financial challenges and quantitative surveys assessing depression and anxiety levels and information-seeking behaviors. Commonly reported stressors included postponing/ delaying medical visits and difficulty receiving medications. Fifteen participants with moderate to severe anxiety and depression reported having more frequent and severe panic attacks. Participants reported needing more transplant-specific updates about COVID-19 and frequent communication from their kidney and transplant specialists. As the impact of COVID-19 continues, needs-based interventions tailored for the kidney and transplant community including access to mental health resources, education, and support for care transitions should continue. 

Our study is published in Kidney Medicine: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590059522000930

#research #kidneymedicine #publication #covid_19 #hotline #patientengagment #CKD #kidney #heartyourkidney #patientcare #community #transplantation #organdonation #support #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #publichealth #advocacy #anxiety #depression #kidneydisease #kidneysupport #patientvoicesmatter #patientvoice #patientadvocacy #patientcare #informationseeking #livedexperiencematters
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1 week ago

Our team attended the Living Kidney Donor Retreat on Friday, September 9th held by The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center to highlight the progress and achievements made by the Living Kidney Donation Program. The retreat emphasized the support the transplant center has provided to donors and recipients throughout the years the program has been active. It also stressed the importance of continuing to improve and provide more successful living kidney transplants in the coming years. The retreat concluded with deliberation over future directions of the program to create a streamlined process for donors and recipients. We are so proud to be a part of The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center!

#houstonmethodist #leadingmedicine #LivingKidneyDonation #Donation #CKD #shareyourspare #kidney #OrganDonation #kidneydonors #kidneyrecipients #patientcare #patientengagement #advocacymatters #StreamlineProcess #transplantation #thefutureoftransplant
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Our team attended the Living Kidney Donor Retreat on Friday, September 9th held by The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center to highlight the progress and achievements made by the Living Kidney Donation Program. The retreat emphasized the support the transplant center has provided to donors and recipients throughout the years the program has been active. It also stressed the importance of continuing to improve and provide more successful living kidney transplants in the coming years. The retreat concluded with deliberation over future directions of the program to create a streamlined process for donors and recipients. We are so proud to be a part of The Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center!  

#houstonmethodist #leadingmedicine  #LivingKidneyDonation #Donation #CKD #shareyourspare #kidney #OrganDonation #kidneydonors #kidneyrecipients #patientcare #patientengagement #advocacymatters  #StreamlineProcess #transplantation  #thefutureoftransplant
2 weeks ago

We stand for patient engagement and amplifying the patient's voice, and beam with pride when we see other researchers advocating in these areas. Researchers at Stanford University identified 5 patient engagement practices for physicians to utilize in developing more meaningful connections with their patients, which include: “(1) prepare with intention, (2) listen intently and completely, (3) agree on what matters most, (4) connect with the patient’s story, and (5) explore emotional cues.” The patient’s story is so valuable and unique! Stanford researchers also emphasized the need for system-level interventions to create a supportive environment for doctors and other clinicians to implement these recommendations.

To read more, go to:
https://fiercehealthcare.com/practices/…

To read the full journal article, visit: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…



#hospital #organdonation #practices #patientengagement #JAMA #stanforduniversity #bestpractices
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We stand for patient engagement and amplifying the patients voice, and beam with pride when we see other researchers advocating in these areas. Researchers at Stanford University identified 5 patient engagement practices for physicians to utilize in developing more meaningful connections with their patients, which include: “(1) prepare with intention, (2) listen intently and completely, (3) agree on what matters most, (4) connect with the patient’s story, and (5) explore emotional cues.” The patient’s story is so valuable and unique! Stanford researchers also emphasized the need for system-level interventions to create a supportive environment for doctors and other clinicians to implement these recommendations.  

To read more, go to:  
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/5-proven-practices-to-help-doctors-connect-patients 

To read the full journal article, visit: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2758456 

 

#hospital #organdonation #practices #patientengagement #JAMA #stanforduniversity #bestpractices
2 weeks ago

We are excited to announce our latest blog, Prioritizing Patient Priorities Nationally: Key Takeaways from the People Driven Transplant Metrics Consensus Conference!

In this photo, Ms. Lorrinda Gray-Davis and Dr. Amy Waterman (both in the first row), along with other Working Group members, proudly share important metrics prioritized at the People Driven Transplant Metrics Conference.

To read our blog, go to: https://exploretransplant.org/prioritizing-patient…

#blogging #patientengagement #metrics #srtrcc22 #SRTR #conference #scientificregistry #kidneypatients #transplantation #patientmeasures #evaluation #brainstorming #decisionmaking #honoringpatients #kidneyhealth #houstonmethodist
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We are excited to announce our latest blog, Prioritizing Patient Priorities Nationally: Key Takeaways from the People Driven Transplant Metrics Consensus Conference! 

In this photo, Ms. Lorrinda Gray-Davis and Dr. Amy Waterman (both in the first row), along with other Working Group members, proudly share important metrics prioritized at the People Driven Transplant Metrics Conference. 

To read our blog, go to: https://exploretransplant.org/prioritizing-patient-priorities-nationally-key-takeaways-from-the-people-driven-transplant-metrics-consensus-conference/

#blogging #patientengagement #metrics #srtrcc22 #SRTR #conference #scientificregistry #kidneypatients #transplantation #patientmeasures #evaluation #brainstorming #decisionmaking #honoringpatients #kidneyhealth #houstonmethodist
3 weeks ago

As of today, we celebrate the one million transplants that have occurred in the US helping patients live longer and better. Congratulations to the entire field of transplantation! 👏🏼

To read the news report, go to: https://usatoday.com/story/news/…

#celebratelife #celebratingthegiftoflife #organdonationsaveslives #organdonation #transplantation #transplantmilestones #DonateLife #LivingItForward #1MillionTransplants
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As of today, we celebrate the one million transplants that have occurred in the US helping patients live longer and better.  Congratulations to the entire field of transplantation! 👏🏼 

To read the news report, go to: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/09/09/us-reaches-1-million-organ-transplant-milestone-advances-continue/7937831001/?gnt-cfr=1  

#celebratelife #celebratingthegiftoflife #organdonationsaveslives #organdonation #transplantation #transplantmilestones #DonateLife #LivingItForward #1MillionTransplants
3 weeks ago

The Patient Engagement, Disparities, and Research Lab would like to introduce Victoria Cassell, our newest lab member! Victoria will be serving as a Clinical Research Data Coordinator and will be working alongside Drs. LaShara Davis and Amy Waterman on their respective kidney research and education projects. Victoria is eager to integrate her social psychology background into the world of transplant and research. Victoria has already greatly contributed to the management of key measures of upcoming patient education trials as well as the improvement of kidney disease and transplant education. We are so happy to have her as part of our team! #research #team #patientengagement #houstonmethodist #EmployeeSpotlight ... See MoreSee Less

The Patient Engagement, Disparities, and Research Lab would like to introduce Victoria Cassell, our newest lab member! Victoria will be serving as a Clinical Research Data Coordinator and will be working alongside Drs. LaShara Davis and Amy Waterman on their respective kidney research and education projects. Victoria is eager to integrate her social psychology background into the world of transplant and research. Victoria has already greatly contributed to the management of key measures of upcoming patient education trials as well as the improvement of kidney disease and transplant education. We are so happy to have her as part of our team! #research #team #patientengagement #houstonmethodist #EmployeeSpotlight
4 weeks ago

Did you know that our Living Donation Storytelling Project includes international reach? We are honored to partner with the Canadian Blood Services to provide Canadians the opportunity to participate in this project. Canadian Blood Services works with the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT) community to improve national system performance through the development of leading practices, professional education, public awareness, and data analysis and reporting.

The digital storytelling platform has more than 100 stories from living donors, recipients, allies, including those exploring the idea of donation. Individuals interested in finding a living donor or seeking a donor on behalf of another can film their stories, include them in the library, and broadcast them using Facebook and Instagram to their own communities.

To learn more about our partnership check out their website: https://blood.ca/en/organs-tissues/…

#livingdonation #donate #donatelife #shareyourstories #kidneytransplant #kidney #transplant #bethegift #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #kidneyrecipient #kidneydonor #canadianbloodservies #canadahealth #TheLivingDonationStorytellingProject #houstonmethodist
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Did you know that our Living Donation Storytelling Project includes international reach? We are honored to partner with the Canadian Blood Services to provide Canadians the opportunity to participate in this project. Canadian Blood Services works with the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (OTDT) community to improve national system performance through the development of leading practices, professional education, public awareness, and data analysis and reporting. 

The digital storytelling platform has more than 100 stories from living donors, recipients, allies, including those exploring the idea of donation. Individuals interested in finding a living donor or seeking a donor on behalf of another can film their stories, include them in the library, and broadcast them using Facebook and Instagram to their own communities.      

To learn more about our partnership check out their website: https://www.blood.ca/en/organs-tissues/living-organ-donation/what-living-kidney-donation/international-living-donation 

#livingdonation #donate #donatelife #shareyourstories  #kidneytransplant #kidney #transplant #bethegift #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #kidneyrecipient #kidneydonor #canadianbloodservies #canadahealth #TheLivingDonationStorytellingProject #houstonmethodist

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Love that project with its searchable database. So well done.

1 month ago

Our guest blogger, Martha, a living kidney donor, shares insights from the donation process. Are you considering living donation or know of someone who may be? Read Martha’s recommendations as they may benefit those preparing to donate. She even includes a mini checklist!

To read the blog go to:

#livingdonation #donate #donatelife #kidneytransplant #kidney #transplant #bethegift #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #kidneydonor #blogpost #checklist #LetsGiveDonorsACheckList Martha Gershun
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Our guest blogger, Martha, a living kidney donor, shares insights from the donation process. Are you considering living donation or know of someone who may be? Read Martha’s recommendations as they may benefit those preparing to donate. She even includes a mini checklist!   

To read the blog go to: https://exploretransplant.org/news/ 

#livingdonation #donate #donatelife  #kidneytransplant #kidney #transplant #bethegift #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD  #kidneydonor #blogpost #checklist #LetsGiveDonorsACheckList Martha Gershun

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Always excited to write for Explore Transplant and share insights from the living donor experience!

1 month ago

In collaboration with our partners at Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC), our Patient Engagement Research Lab is currently working on a grant project funded by the “Health Resources and Services Administration” (HRSA) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services! This grant provides us with the opportunity to develop an educational program that helps patients with chronic kidney disease, specifically those in stages 3-5, learn more about chronic kidney disease and potential treatment options.

Click the link below to view the bulletin announcement: https://exploretransplant.org/wp-content/uploads/…

#transplant #LeadingMedicine #LivingDonation #kidneys #shareyourspare #BeTheGift #DonateLife #Power2Save#explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #ckdawareness #kidneyrecipient #kidneydonor #kidneypatients #patientsfirst #HRSA #research #healthprograms
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In collaboration with our partners at Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC), our Patient Engagement Research Lab is currently working on a grant project funded by the “Health Resources and Services Administration” (HRSA) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services! This grant provides us with the opportunity to develop an educational program that helps patients with chronic kidney disease, specifically those in stages 3-5, learn more about chronic kidney disease and potential treatment options.  

Click the link below to view the bulletin announcement: https://exploretransplant.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/HRSA-Grant-Bulletin.pdf 

#transplant #LeadingMedicine #LivingDonation #kidneys #shareyourspare #BeTheGift #DonateLife #Power2Save#explorelivingdonation  #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #ckdawareness #kidneyrecipient #kidneydonor #kidneypatients #patientsfirst #HRSA #research #healthprograms
1 month ago

We are so honored to share a press release on Dr. Amy Waterman’s involvement in developing a new and validated assessment tool – The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART 2.0) - for measuring chronic kidney disease and transplant-related knowledge. KART 2.0 advances the science of transplant education and provides researchers with a reliable assessment tool in identifying chronic kidney disease patients with the greatest need for health services. We could not have done this without the expertise of Dr. Devin Peipert and our partners!

Click the link below to read the press release: https://newswise.com/articles/…

#research #houstonmethodist #measurement #assessmenttools #validated #science #transplant #knowlege #CKD #chronickidneydisease #kidneyhealth #kidneyknowledge #northwesternuniversity
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We are so honored to share a press release on Dr. Amy Waterman’s involvement in developing a new and validated assessment tool – The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART 2.0) - for measuring chronic kidney disease and transplant-related knowledge. KART 2.0 advances the science of transplant education and provides researchers with a reliable assessment tool in identifying chronic kidney disease patients with the greatest need for health services. We could not have done this without the expertise of Dr. Devin Peipert and our partners! 

Click the link below to read the press release: https://www.newswise.com/articles/new-tool-assesses-patients-kidney-disease-related-knowledge 

#research #houstonmethodist #measurement #assessmenttools #validated #science  #transplant #knowlege #CKD #chronickidneydisease #kidneyhealth #kidneyknowledge #northwesternuniversity
1 month ago

Here’s a heartfelt story to start out your day!

“When I got that final call of, ‘I have good news. You have been approved,’ it was instant relief, and just instant peace and calm. And then, the excitement just kicked in,” Pamela Bish, a mom of three, expressed as she shares her journey of getting the chance to donate her kidney to her 2-year-old son with kidney failure.

Check out her story below: https://weisradio.com/2022/06/…

#kidneyhealth #kidneydonation #kidneypatients #ckd #heartyourkidneys #organdonation #exploretransplant #happypost
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Here’s a heartfelt story to start out your day!  

“When I got that final call of, ‘I have good news. You have been approved,’ it was instant relief, and just instant peace and calm. And then, the excitement just kicked in,” Pamela Bish, a mom of three, expressed as she shares her journey of getting the chance to donate her kidney to her 2-year-old son with kidney failure.  

Check out her story below: https://weisradio.com/2022/06/24/mom-opens-up-about-getting-ready-to-donate-kidney-to-2-year-old-son/ 

#kidneyhealth #kidneydonation #kidneypatients #ckd #heartyourkidneys #organdonation #exploretransplant #happypost
1 month ago

We are excited to share a panel talk from the American Society of Transplantation (AST) given by Dr. Amy Waterman, Dr. Devin Peipert, and Jim Gleason on “Amplifying the Patient Voice: Key Priorities and Opportunities for Improved Transplant and Living Donor Advocacy and Outcomes During COVID-19 and Beyond. Fundamentally this talk is an example of how we are trying to amplify the patient voice, and includes insight from Jim Gleason, the President of the Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), and a patient himself!

Dr. Peipert from Northwestern University highlighted the significance of patients having a lot of expertise that no other stakeholder in the care process has, and they can report on aspects of health that help us do the best science and provide the best care. Mr. Gleason shared that amplifying the patient voice means being equally honest with patients and keeping the line of communication open. He stated, “to give the patient what they need when they need it, is to ensure a long healthy quality of life.” Dr. Waterman discussed that patient activation measures are being built into care to lead to successful health behaviors, shared decision-making, and better patient outcomes - emphasizing patient-centered care!

To watch the talk, visit:

#patientengagement #AST #americansocietyoftransplantation #patientvoices #patientsfirst #patientcare #amplifyingthepatientvoice #advocacy #transplant #donors #recipient #improvehealth #qualityoflifematters @trio_national @triooklahoma @northwesternmedicine @houstonmethodist #leadingmedicine
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We are excited to share a panel talk from the American Society of Transplantation (AST) given by Dr. Amy Waterman, Dr. Devin Peipert, and Jim Gleason on “Amplifying the Patient Voice: Key Priorities and Opportunities for Improved Transplant and Living Donor Advocacy and Outcomes During COVID-19 and Beyond. Fundamentally this talk is an example of how we are trying to amplify the patient voice, and includes insight from Jim Gleason, the President of the Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), and a patient himself!  

Dr. Peipert from Northwestern University highlighted the significance of patients having a lot of expertise that no other stakeholder in the care process has, and they can report on aspects of health that help us do the best science and provide the best care. Mr. Gleason shared that amplifying the patient voice means being equally honest with patients and keeping the line of communication open. He stated, “to give the patient what they need when they need it, is to ensure a long healthy quality of life.” Dr. Waterman discussed that patient activation measures are being built into care to lead to successful health behaviors, shared decision-making, and better patient outcomes - emphasizing patient-centered care! 

To watch the talk, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWBdJgsgVm4 

#patientengagement #AST #americansocietyoftransplantation #patientvoices #patientsfirst #patientcare #amplifyingthepatientvoice #advocacy #transplant #donors #recipient  #improvehealth #qualityoflifematters @trio_national @triooklahoma @northwesternmedicine @houstonmethodist #leadingmedicine
Explore Transplant is with Transplant Recipients International Organization.
Explore Transplant
2 months ago

Our partners, the Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), spoke at the 2022 Transplant Games in San Diego about their Post-Cancer Transplant project, which is focused on education about post-transplant cancer risk, prevention, and treatment. For those that did not get a chance to attend, we would like to share a link to the Post-Transplant Cancer project. This article brings awareness to transplant recipients of their increased risk for cancer. In collaboration with Dr. Amy Waterman, TRIO developed a website dedicated to educating patients and their families on the most accurate and up-to-date cancer-related medical information from medical experts, tailored by organ transplant type. We are so proud of our partners!

To read more about this project, visit: https://exploretransplant.org/wp-content/uploads/…

To learn more about post-transplant cancer, visit TRIO’s website:

#TRIO #transplantgames#PostTransplantCancerProject #PTC #riskforcancer #awareness #kidneytransplant #transplant #education #prevention #risk #transplantgames #organdonation TRIO Transplant Recipients International Organization SF Valley - Ventura Transplant Recipients International Organization
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Our partners, the Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO), spoke at the 2022 Transplant Games in San Diego about their Post-Cancer Transplant project, which is focused on education about post-transplant cancer risk, prevention, and treatment. For those that did not get a chance to attend, we would like to share a link to the Post-Transplant Cancer project. This article brings awareness to transplant recipients of their increased risk for cancer. In collaboration with Dr. Amy Waterman, TRIO developed a website dedicated to educating patients and their families on the most accurate and up-to-date cancer-related medical information from medical experts, tailored by organ transplant type. We are so proud of our partners!  

To read more about this project, visit: https://exploretransplant.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/TRIO-Cancer-TransplantNATION-article.pdf 

To learn more about post-transplant cancer, visit TRIO’s website: https://www.triowebptc.org/  

#TRIO #transplantgames#PostTransplantCancerProject #PTC #riskforcancer #awareness #kidneytransplant #transplant #education #prevention #risk #transplantgames #organdonation TRIO Transplant Recipients International Organization SF Valley - Ventura Transplant Recipients International OrganizationImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks for this posting of TRIO's PTC workshop at the recent TGA event.

2 months ago

The Patient Engagement, Disparities, & Research Lab would like to introduce Alexa Sokhon, our Undergraduate Research Intern. Alexa joined us this May and has been working on Dr. LaShara Davis’s new Edutainment project and assisting with research-related activities for the lab. She recently presented a poster at the Methodist Association of Postdoctoral and Trainee Affairs Symposium (MAPTA), titled “Linked by Love: Relatability and Cultural Appropriateness of an Edutainment Series about CKD in an African American Family”. Alexa is an upcoming senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities. She hopes to become a physician and advocate for health disparities within the medical community. We are so happy to have her on our team!

To read more about Alexa’s internship, read her blog post: https://exploretransplant.org/meet-our-undergradua…

#undergraduateresearchintern #ResearchInternship #houstonmethodist #transplantresearch #transplantation #awareness
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The Patient Engagement, Disparities, & Research Lab would like to introduce Alexa Sokhon, our Undergraduate Research Intern. Alexa joined us this May and has been working on Dr. LaShara Davis’s new Edutainment project and assisting with research-related activities for the lab. She recently presented a poster at the Methodist Association of Postdoctoral and Trainee Affairs Symposium (MAPTA), titled “Linked by Love: Relatability and Cultural Appropriateness of an Edutainment Series about CKD in an African American Family”. Alexa is an upcoming senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Medical Humanities. She hopes to become a physician and advocate for health disparities within the medical community. We are so happy to have her on our team!

To read more about Alexa’s internship, read her blog post: https://exploretransplant.org/meet-our-undergraduate-research-intern-alexa-sokhon/

#undergraduateresearchintern #ResearchInternship #houstonmethodist #transplantresearch #transplantation #awarenessImage attachmentImage attachment

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2 months ago

Here’s to a great weekend of learning and serving the transplant community as they shared their incredible journey with us! We are so grateful we were able to be a part of the 2022 Transplant Games in San Diego this year - special thanks to our amazing collaborators at Sanofi!

#TGA2022SD #transplantgames #transplant #sandiego #california #sandiegoconventioncenter @sanofi Sanofi @houstonmethodist #LeadingMedicine #LivingDonation #kidneys #shareyourspare #BeTheGift #DonateLife #Power2Save #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #OrganDonation #NKF #kidneydisease #CKD #ckdawareness #kidneyrecipient #kidneydonor #kidneypatients
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Here’s to a great weekend of learning and serving the transplant community as they shared their incredible journey with us! We are so grateful we were able to be a part of the 2022 Transplant Games in San Diego this year - special thanks to our amazing collaborators at Sanofi! 

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2 months ago

There are more than 400,000 individuals living in the United States with an organ transplant, and more than 105,000 on the waiting list. The transplant journey lasts a lifetime, and few comprehensive resources exist. The community is invited to attend a live screening of the new docuseries, Letters of Hope, offered at the West Hills campus of Thermo Fisher Scientific on August 11th. In Letters of Hope, Valen Keefer, creator and dual-transplant recipient, provides patient-to-patient education she wishes she had. The screening, which can also be streamed virtually, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Valen Keefer, representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific, the series producer and/or other transplant recipients.

The live screening can be accessed online at:

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There are more than 400,000 individuals living in the United States with an organ transplant, and more than 105,000 on the waiting list. The transplant journey lasts a lifetime, and few comprehensive resources exist. The community is invited to attend a live screening of the new docuseries, Letters of Hope, offered at the West Hills campus of Thermo Fisher Scientific on August 11th. In Letters of Hope, Valen Keefer, creator and dual-transplant recipient, provides patient-to-patient education she wishes she had. The screening, which can also be streamed virtually, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Valen Keefer, representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific, the series producer and/or other transplant recipients. 

The live screening can be accessed online at: http://bit.ly/LOHLive 

#lettersofhope #donate #donatelife #donatelifeamerica #kidneytransplant #kidney #transplant #bethegift #explorelivingdonation #exploretransplant #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #patientengagement #organdonation #kidneydisease #CKD #kidneyrecipient #docuseries #livescreening #transplantjourney
2 months ago

The White House’s U.S. Digital Service conducted a report on the transplant procurement process and found several discrepancies with matching patients to donated organs, which was shared in the latest news article from The Washington Post. They strongly advocate revamping the transplant procurement process in addressing “aged software, periodic system failures, mistakes in programming, and overreliance on manual input of data”, as well as an immediate action to protect against cyber threats.

Click to read this article: https://washingtonpost.com/health/2022/…

#organdonation #transplant #TheWashingtonPost #awareness #AwarenessMatters
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The White House’s U.S. Digital Service conducted a report on the transplant procurement process and found several discrepancies with matching patients to donated organs, which was shared in the latest news article from The Washington Post. They strongly advocate revamping the transplant procurement process in addressing “aged software, periodic system failures, mistakes in programming, and overreliance on manual input of data”, as well as an immediate action to protect against cyber threats.  

Click to read this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/07/31/unos-transplants-kindeys-hearts-technology/  

#organdonation #transplant #TheWashingtonPost #awareness #AwarenessMatters

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