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 days ago

Another story of how using social media can help you find a living kidney donor. What a great example of using your social network to find an angel donor! https://paddleyourownkanoo.com/2018/07/… ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

What are they doing right that we can model to increase organ donors in the US? http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-07-09/record-number-of-people-donating-organs-in-the-east/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

#TTS2018 is almost over. But before we head back to Los Angeles, we're proud to hear our colleague, Dmitri Belenko of @Toronto General Hospital present our finding on Explore Transplant Ontario! @Terasaki Research Institute @Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Happy Independence Day! This 4th of July, I am excited to be presenting on Sex and Gender in Transplant Disparities and Outcomes @ #TTS2018! @Terasaki Research Institute @Amy Waterman ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Enjoying the history and the science in Madrid at the 2018 TTS meeting. Presenting on effectiveness of transplantation programs for patients of different races and ages. #TTS2018 Terasaki Research Institute ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

So proud of our partners at Terasaki Research Institute! #TTS2018 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We were so excited for our own Dr. Amy Waterman to be presenting at @National Kidney Registry annual conference as the NKR Research Lead. @Terasaki Research Institute @Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

We're excited to be heading to #TTS2018 in Madrid to share and learn more about transplant! Terasaki Research Institute Health Literacy Media ... See MoreSee Less

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

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

  • Choosing to Live

    Choosing to Live

    by Melissa Bensouda At age 24, Melissa Bensouda was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease after giving birth to her second daughter. After her third child, a son, was born, she lost all kidney function. On April 16, 2012, Melissa’s wait of nearly ten years for a transplant finally came to an end. Melissa reflects on her transplant journey. When I was ... Read MoreView Story