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.

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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

  • Andrea Spraggins, LMSW: Kidney Recipient

    Andrea Spraggins, LMSW: Kidney Recipient

    Pontiac, MI – Andrea Spraggins was only nine when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Her kidneys failed when she was 19, and she was on peritoneal dialysis for two-and-a-half years before she decided to consider kidney transplant as a treatment option. “I was blessed to have supportive family members who offered to be living donors for me when ... Read MoreView Story