Let’s Explore Transplant Together

Explore Transplant helps patients with kidney failure, families, friends, living donors and providers understand all of the available transplant options in order to make the most informed healthcare decisions. Our educational programs are available for organizations serving kidney patients and families directly. Founded by Dr. Amy Waterman, one of the nation’s leading experts in transplant education, Explore Transplant trainers have conducted 120 training seminars in partnership with more than 50 transplant centers, organ procurement organizations, foundations and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks. Explore Transplant and its sister program, Explore Living Donation, have educated more than 4,000 providers, leading to better transplant education for over 28,000 kidney patients.

Transplant News

1 day ago

“I am a big believer in the quote, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world,’” Rick said. “This was a way to change someone’s world.” http://ow.ly/LppD30j2k6h ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

A woman got the greatest gift of all from her husband the week of their 23rd wedding anniversary -- his kidney. http://ow.ly/tXMK30iXicy ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Nearly 100 advocates from kidney organizations around the country – joined by 10-year-old singing phenom and kidney transplant recipient Angelica Hale – will converge on Capitol Hill to meet with their lawmakers to inspire action for kidney disease http://ow.ly/M4kp30iLvRr ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Kimberly's kidney now lives in Brendan's body, one of six kidney transplants performed last week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Each one of them can be traced back to Kimberly's act of generosity. http://ow.ly/4wby30iHzR7 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

The recipient’s mother had a billboard put up on the highway. It was in the style of an Old West wanted poster saying "Wanted, a new kidney for my only son, 35-year-old father of two." http://ow.ly/xTEV30iD7VM ... See MoreSee Less

Reflections from the Field


Transplant News

  • 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, Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UCLA, and Deputy Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at the Terasaki Research Institute, “Patients want to choose ... Read MoreView Story

Transplant News

  • Explore Transplant Educational Materials and Trainings Available

    Explore Transplant Educational Materials and Trainings Available

    In this short video, Explore Transplant’s Christina Goalby, MSW and HLM’s Director of Partnerships and Initiatives Allen Todd discuss educational opportunities available to the transplant community. These include Explore Transplant and Explore Living Donation educational materials and trainings to educate dialysis providers about kidney transplant and living donation.View Story

Donation Stories

  • My Decision to Donate

    My Decision to Donate

    by Phillip Palmer Phillip Palmer, morning anchor for ABC7 in Los Angeles, was inspired to donate a kidney after reading a Sports Illustrated article about then-NBA star and transplant recipient Alonzo Mourning. He resolved then to one day save someone’s life as a living kidney donor. Years later, that person turned out to be longtime friend Dale Davis. Phillip reflects ... Read MoreView Story