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of living donation
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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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1 week 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/
1 week 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
1 week 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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2 weeks 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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2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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.

#memorialday
3 weeks 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/…

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #explorelivingdonation #donor #kidneytransplant #kidneyrecipient
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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
3 weeks 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

#exploretransplant #explorelivingdonation #donor #donorstory #shareyourstory
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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?"

4 weeks ago

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:




#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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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
#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor
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1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

We would love to share your story about living donation!

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2 months ago

Check out our latest blog post!

Visit:
https://exploretransplant.org/a-recap-of-dr-waterm…

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
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Check out our latest blog post! 

Visit: 
https://exploretransplant.org/a-recap-of-dr-watermans-participation-at-the-national-academies-of-science-engineering-and-medicines-virtual-public-webinar/

#exploretransplant #kidney #heartyourkidneys #kidneyhealth #explorelivingdonation #donor #nationalkidneyfoundation #donorrecipient #kidneyrecipient
2 months 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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the daughter of our dear friends, Karen and John Doggette, of Benton Park.

2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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

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