Patient guide for COVID-19 Sharing real-life patient and donor stories Sharing real-life patient and donor stories Honoring the diversity of our transplant community Honoring the diversity of our transplant community Leading the field in kidney transplant
education and research
Leading the field in kidney transplant education and research
Helping you make informed decisions about your treatment options Helping you make informed decisions about your treatment options Guiding you as you make a treatment plan that is right for you Guiding you as you make a treatment plan that is right for you Supporting you in your exploration
of living donation
Supporting you in your exploration of living donation
Guiding you through the process of
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

Let’s explore transplant together

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

Have you taken part in a living donor kidney transplant? Your story has the potential to educate future donors and recipients! Visit explorelivingdonation.org for more info and instructions ... See MoreSee Less

Have you taken part in a living donor kidney transplant? Your story has the potential to educate future donors and recipients! Visit explorelivingdonation.org for more info and instructions

2 days ago

Did you donate or receive a kidney through a paired exchange? Share your story with us and become part of a growing community of living donation advocates and educators! ... See MoreSee Less

Did you donate or receive a kidney through a paired exchange? Share your story with us and become part of a growing community of living donation advocates and educators! https://explorelivingdonation.org/

3 days ago

Watch Aimee's story to find out how she made the decision to donate her kidney and save her mother's life! Find more stories like this in our Living Donation Storytelling Library.

#livingdonor #exploretransplant #kidneydonor #kidneydonation #shareyourspare
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3 days ago

Abby's brother was only 2 years old when he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a serious disorder that severely damaged his kidneys. About her decision to give her older brother a kidney, she says it was an easy decision and that "giving him that opportunity to be able to do those things that he couldn’t do before is what really drove me to give him my kidney". Full article linked in bio.
https://wlns.com/top-stories/…

#kidneydisease #nephroticsyndrome #kidneyfailure #shareyourspare #livingdonor #kidneydonor
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Abbys brother was only 2 years old when he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a serious disorder that severely damaged his kidneys. About her decision to give her older brother a kidney, she says it was an easy decision and that giving him that opportunity to be able to do those things that he couldn’t do before is what really drove me to give him my kidney. Full article linked in bio. 
 https://www.wlns.com/top-stories/sister-gives-brother-gift-of-life/

#kidneydisease #nephroticsyndrome #kidneyfailure #shareyourspare #livingdonor #kidneydonor

4 days ago

Thank you for attending Dr. Waterman's presentation today! Here are some highlights from her talk on storytelling as an educational tool in partnership with One Lambda. This presentation was part of One Lambda's virtual booth at ASHI's 46th Virtual Annual Meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Remember to register for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)'s Virtual Annual Meeting! Dr. Waterman will be talking about her work in patient empowerment and education at the One Lambda Virtual booth in 30 minutes!

Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/…
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Remember to register for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)s Virtual  Annual Meeting! Dr. Waterman will be talking about her work in patient empowerment and education at the One Lambda Virtual booth in 30 minutes! 

Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/d24d5692-89af-4233-8b7a-6a53f0f53ac6/summary

4 days ago

Remember to register for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)'s Virtual Annual Meeting! Dr. Waterman will be giving a talk at the One Lambda booth at 10am PST tomorrow!

Free registration here: https://web.cvent.com/event/…
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Remember to register for the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)s Virtual  Annual Meeting! Dr. Waterman will be giving a talk at the One Lambda booth at 10am PST tomorrow! 

Free registration here: https://web.cvent.com/event/d24d5692-89af-4233-8b7a-6a53f0f53ac6/summary

5 days ago

Listen to Emily's virtual poster presentation from Day 2 of the Integrated Health Literacy Research/Practice/Policy Virtual Conference where she talks about our comprehensive COVID-19 education guide for kidney and transplant patients. The conference spans from October 19-21. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Emily H. Wood, MPH will also be presenting a poster on the development process of our comprehensive COVID-19 educational guide at the Integrated Health Literacy Research/Practice/Policy Virtual Conference, starting at 11:30 AM (ET)/ 8:30AM (PT). ... See MoreSee Less

Emily H. Wood, MPH will also be presenting a poster on the development process of our comprehensive COVID-19 educational guide at the Integrated Health Literacy Research/Practice/Policy Virtual Conference, starting at 11:30 AM (ET)/ 8:30AM (PT).

5 days ago

Emily will be giving an oral presentation today 11:30AM (ET)/8:30AM (PT) at the Integrated Health Literacy Research/Practice/Policy Virtual Conference. The conference spans from October 19-21. We hope you can tune in! ... See MoreSee Less

Emily will be giving an oral presentation today 11:30AM (ET)/8:30AM (PT) at the Integrated Health Literacy Research/Practice/Policy Virtual Conference. The conference spans from October 19-21. We hope you can tune in!

6 days ago

How can you help shape the future of LDKT education? By sharing your story with us! For more information and video submission instructions, visit explorelivingdonation.org ... See MoreSee Less

How can you help shape the future of LDKT education? By sharing your story with us! For more information and video submission instructions, visit explorelivingdonation.org

6 days ago

What's the difference between dialysis and transplant? Swipe to find out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great information for our patients! Thanks for sharing.

1 week ago

Your transplant story can help others! Share your story and become part of our Living Donation Storytelling Project. Visit explorelivingdonation.org for more info ... See MoreSee Less

Your transplant story can help others! Share your story and become part of our Living Donation Storytelling Project. Visit explorelivingdonation.org for more info

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1 week ago

10 months after receiving a kidney transplant from a living donor, Stevie Wonder speaks out about his current health condition. During a press conference for his recent song releases, he says "I feel great. My voice feels great... I feel like I'm about 40 right now and I just thank everyone for their prayers and love." Full article linked in bio.

https://people.com/music/…

#kidneytransplant #livingdonor #livingdonaion #kidneydisease #steviewonder @people
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10 months after receiving a kidney transplant from a living donor, Stevie Wonder speaks out about his current health condition. During a press conference for his recent song releases, he says I feel great. My voice feels great... I feel like Im about 40 right now and I just thank everyone for their prayers and love.  Full article linked in bio. 

https://people.com/music/stevie-wonder-successful-kidney-transplant/

#kidneytransplant #livingdonor #livingdonaion #kidneydisease #steviewonder @people

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Good news Stevie! Share the love that organ and tissue donation saves lives!

1 week ago

We're looking to hire an executive administrative assistant with strong organization, communication, and collaborative skills! The ideal candidate will also have an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now!
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Were looking to hire an executive administrative assistant with strong organization, communication, and collaborative skills! The ideal candidate will also have an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now! 
https://jobs.recooty.com/terasaki-institute

1 week ago

Don't miss Dr. Waterman at the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)'s Virtual Annual Meeting! She will be talking about using digital storytelling to educate and empower kidney patients and donors at the OneLambda Virtual Booth on October 21 from 10-11am (PST)!

Free registration link here: https://web.cvent.com/event/…
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Dont miss Dr. Waterman at the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)s Virtual  Annual Meeting! She will be talking about using digital storytelling to educate and empower kidney patients and donors  at the OneLambda Virtual Booth on October 21 from 10-11am (PST)! 

Free registration link here: https://web.cvent.com/event/d24d5692-89af-4233-8b7a-6a53f0f53ac6/summary

1 week ago

We're so excited to announce that our COVID-19 guide received the First Place Award in the COVID-19 Category from the Center for Plain Language! We're honored to be recognized for our work along with our partners Health Literacy Media.

Check out the full guide here:
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Congrats! Yay!

1 week ago

We're looking for a principal data scientist who can bring their expertise in data collection, data management, and data analysis to TREC! The ideal candidate will also have an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now!
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Were looking for a principal data scientist who can bring their expertise in data collection, data management, and data analysis to TREC! The ideal candidate will also have an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now! 
https://jobs.recooty.com/terasaki-institute

2 weeks ago

We're looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow with a passion for improving health outcomes! The ideal candidate will have a strong background in quantitative research and an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now!
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Were looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow with a passion for improving health outcomes! The ideal candidate will have a strong background in quantitative research and an interest in reducing health disparities, transplantation, and educating the community. Apply now! 
https://jobs.recooty.com/terasaki-institute

2 weeks ago

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, but at TREC, we strive to help Hispanic/Latinx communities every day. Hear what our Spanish-speaking researchers and interns have to say about what it's like to work with Hispanic/Latinx patients! ... See MoreSee Less

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