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

3 weeks ago

Wrapping up #ATC2018Seattle day 4, and Dr. Amy Waterman is celebrating with Christina Goalby of Health Literacy Media. Truly blessed for 10 years of partnership with HLM, @Washington University of Medicine, and UCLA . You know you're doing something right when you take on a new position and your partners continue to grow with you! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Post-session celebration by the amazing team of researchers for their 2018 successes: Matt Cooper, Stuart Flechner, Alvin Thomas, Jen Beaumont, Amy Waterman, Joe Sinacore #NationalKidneyRegistry Terasaki Research Institute #ATC2018Seattle ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Excited about all the research coming out of the #NationalKidneyRegistry with Amy Waterman as the NKR Research Lead, and here is Matt Cooper speaking about early graft losses at#ATC2018Seattle earlier today! We are learning so much! @Terasaki Research Institute ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join us later today for a Concurrent Session about Kidney Paired Exchange! #ATC2018Seattle @Terasaki Research Institute @Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Two leaders of the Technical Assistance Panel on Improving Transplant Metrics in Dialysis Centers enjoyed yesterday's ATC session on reducing disparities in transplant - Stephen Pastan of Emory University and Amy Waterman of UCLA. #ATC2018Seattle Terasaki Research Institute Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Some pics from dinner Sunday night as we broke bread with amazing clinical and research leaders from UCLA transplant center and Gabriel Danovitch, Elaine Reed, and Mike Bunnapradist. #ATC2018Seattle @Terasaki Research Institute @ Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We're excited to hear Dmitri Belenko, our Explore Transplant Ontario partner, present a discussion of how ET Ontario has helped increase transplant knowledge! #ATC2018Seattle @TerasakiResrch @HLMedia. Join us in Rm310 in an hour! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We're discussing social support systems for ESRD patients RIGHT NOW! #ATCSeattle2018 Terasaki Research Institute Health Literacy Media (Photos by John Peipert) #kidneytransplant ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Fun last night @ #ATC2018Seattle. Conversations about reducing disparities in access to transplant w Emory University & Emory-trained researchers. Lots of smart thinkers drinking IPAs! @RachelPatzerPhD @JohnPeipert Terasaki Research InstituteJennifer Beaumont Health Literacy Media Explore Transplant ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join us in Rm 310 for a discussion of Psychosocial and Treatment Adherence at #ATC2018Seattle @Terasaki Research Institute @Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join us in Rm210 for a discussion on the efficacy of at-home transplant education for Low-Income and Black Patients at #ATC2018Seattle #ExploreTxplant @TerasakiResrch @HLMedia ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join me (Amy Waterman) in Rm210 in 30 minutes for a discussion on what matters in a social support network for kidney patients considering transplant. #ATC2018Seattle @TerasakiResrch @HLMedia ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join us in Rm210 as Jennifer Beaumont of @TerasakiResrch presents on the modifiable causes of racial disparities in living donor kidney transplant. #ATC2018Seattle #ExploreTxplant @HLMedia ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join us in Hall 4EF in an hour for a presentation by partner Abeera Ali about increasing the odds of finding a living donor. #ATC2018Seattle @TerasakiResrch @HLMedia ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We're excited to start Day 3 at #ATC2018Seattle! I'm here with Dmitri Belenko and Istvan Mucsi, our partners in Toronto, Canada! Dmitri will be presenting about Explore Transplant Ontario later today (5:42pm in Rm310). ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We're listening to colleague John Peipert present on socioeconomic kidney transplant derailleurs in room 4C-4 #ATC2018Seattle Terasaki Research Institute Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Dr. Amy Waterman with Dr. Steven Hardy and Stewart Han of Terasaki Research Institute at #ATC2018Seattle ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Come find us and the Terasaki Research Institute team at booth 203 @ #ATC2018Seattle as we work to improve kidney transplant education #Health Literacy Media #ExploreTransplant ... See MoreSee Less

Reflections from the Field

INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS

Transplant News

  • It’s Time to Get Your New and Improved Kidney Transplant Education Materials!

    It’s Time to Get Your New and Improved Kidney Transplant Education Materials!

    Did you hear? Explore Transplant and Explore Living Donation education has been fully revised with evidence-based health literate best practices, and it’s now ready for purchase! These programs, available in English and Spanish, have helped tens of thousands of kidney patients and their loved ones make informed choices about treatment. Health Literacy Media worked with Dr. Amy Waterman to revise ... 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

  • Transplantation: A Lifetime Journey

    Transplantation: A Lifetime Journey

    by Mary Wu Mary Wu was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure as a toddler. Transplants at ages 3 and 12 saved her life. Mary reflects on her transplant journey. I received two kidney transplants, one in 1987 and the other in 1995, both from deceased donors. No one in my family was a match to donate a kidney to me. Prior ... Read MoreView Story