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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 day ago

Urine for a laugh with this video of our living donation storytellers talking about their favorite moment after transplant!!😂 Full videos available at https://explorelivingdonation.org/videos/type/… 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Another week, another #kidneymythmonday😀 Do you think this is a myth or fact? Watch the video to find out!💚💁 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Did someone say National Pizza Party Day?🍕 We can definitely get behind this holiday! #butfirstpizza #nationalpizzapartyday
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6 days ago

Here at Explore Transplant we hear quotes like this from living donors ALL of the time. Living donation is beneficial for both recipients and donors! You can hear more #livingdonorstories at explorelivingdonation.org💚😀 ... See MoreSee Less

Here at Explore Transplant we hear quotes like this from living donors ALL of the time. Living donation is beneficial for both recipients and donors! You can hear more #livingdonorstories at explorelivingdonation.org💚😀
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1 week ago

Excited to be showcasing Explore Transplant at UNOS's Transplant Management Forum! If you're around and want to learn more about our health-literate kidney transplant and donation education materials come visit us! #UNOSTMF2019 #kidneytransplant #kidneydonation #healthliteracy ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Have you ever wondered what recovery from kidney donation is like? Just ask Michael, or one of our many storytellers on our living donation storytelling website!!😀💚 explorelivingdonation.org/videos/type/1-donor-stories/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Is this a myth or a fact? Watch the video to find out!😀💚 #kidneymythmonday ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We think Mother's Day should be everyday, especially with moms like these! Happy Mother's Day Weekend from all of us at Explore Transplant!👩‍👧‍👦🌷 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rechelle Mojica, just beautiful. Happy Mother's Day.

2 weeks ago

We love this quote from a living kidney donor 💚 Find out more about why kidney donors donate by visiting The Living Donation Storytelling Library! 📖💻https://explorelivingdonation.org/videos/type/… ... See MoreSee Less

We love this quote from a living kidney donor 💚 Find out more about why kidney donors donate by visiting The Living Donation Storytelling Library! 📖💻https://explorelivingdonation.org/videos/type/1-donor-stories/

2 weeks ago

Happy National Nurses Day to all of the incredible nurses who care for kidney transplant patients and living donors throughout the entire transplant process! We appreciate and thank you for all that you do, today and everyday!👩‍⚕️💚👨‍⚕️ #nationalnursesday ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Is transplant a cure for kidney disease? Listen as Dr. Amy Waterman reveals the answer! 💚👩‍⚕️#kidneymythmonday ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Are you interested in kidney transplant or kidney donation? Check out this video to see how you can use explorelivingdonation.org to find a transplant center near you! Our interactive map can provide you with contact info and directions to transplant centers in your area. 💚💻🗺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Pssst! Typo in the link. 😊

3 weeks ago

As stated in yesterday's #kidneymythmonday video, kidney failure can affect absolutely anyone, at any age. You can listen to hundreds of people talk about their experiences with kidney disease and kidney failure on The Living Donation Storytelling Library!💻💚📖 explorelivingdonation.org ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Another week, another #kidneymythmonday 😀 Do you think this is a myth or fact? Watch the video to find out! 💚💁 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Today is National Superhero Day!!!❤️ At Explore Transplant, we believe that living donors are real-life superheroes, today and everyday. Tag your superhero in the comments below!!! #nationalsuperheroday ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Superhero Day!!!❤️ At Explore Transplant, we believe that living donors are real-life superheroes, today and everyday. Tag your superhero in the comments below!!! #nationalsuperheroday
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4 weeks ago

The TREC team came out in force today at the #donatelifewalk to represent UCLA Health and Terasaki Research Institute. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Happy National Tell a Story Day!!! To celebrate, why not add your own story to our Living Donation Storytelling Library? Check out this video to see how!💻💚 explorelivingdonation.org #nationaltellastoryday #donatelifemonth ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Our partners at Health Literacy Media hosted a training today in St. Louis to teach dialysis providers how they can use Explore Transplant to educate their patients on their treatment options. 😀💚

To learn more about kidney transplant you can visit our website exploretransplant.org and to learn more about living donation you can visit The Living Donation Storytelling Library at explorelivingdonation.org
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Our partners at Health Literacy Media hosted a training today in St. Louis to teach dialysis providers how they can use Explore Transplant to educate their patients on their treatment options. 😀💚

To learn more about kidney transplant you can visit our website exploretransplant.org and to learn more about living donation you can visit The Living Donation Storytelling Library at explorelivingdonation.org

4 weeks ago

Ever wondered what life could be like after kidney transplant? Visit our Living Donation Storytelling Library to watch Valentina's story along with hundreds of other stories about living donation.💚💻📲 #livingdonorstories #donatelifemonth
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Ever wondered what life could be like after kidney transplant? Visit our Living Donation Storytelling Library to watch Valentinas story along with hundreds of other stories about living donation.💚💻📲 #livingdonorstories #donatelifemonth
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4 weeks ago

It’s tough letting go of one of your kidneys...find out why Christina and many others did by visiting our Living Donation Storytelling Library at www.explorelivingdonation.org/videos/christina 💚 #livingdonorstories #kidneydonors ... See MoreSee Less

Transplant news

INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

  • 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, Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UCLA, and Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) at the Terasaki Research Institute, “Patients want to choose the treatment options for kidney failure that help them live the longest. To do that, they have ... Read MoreLearn more
  • Real patient stories inspire and educate

    Real patient stories inspire and educate

    Some of our earliest memories are of hearing stories read to us by our parents – fairy tales, fables, adventures, and epic journeys. Storytelling is an innate and universal part of the human experience. Stories help us make sense of our lives, mark important occasions, and share and connect with the people who matter to us. From founding myths like the tale of Romulus and Remus to true accounts of heroism, or even casual stories ... Read MoreLearn more
  • Craig Hostert: kidney recipient

    Craig Hostert: kidney recipient

    The Hosterts are an active family, going on ski trips, camping trips, attending sporting events, spending time with friends and just watching movies together. No one would guess that Craig used to rely on dialysis to maintain his life, or that two of the family members are living kidney donors. In 1986, Craig Hostert was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder of the kidneys. When his kidneys failed, Craig’s three brothers and sister tested to be ... Read MoreLearn more