Let’s explore transplant together

Welcome! Congratulations on taking a first step to learn more about kidney transplant. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, or potential donor, we are here to serve you.

Explore Transplant is a national consortium of the leading experts in transplant, and we will help answer questions such as “What does a kidney do?” or “What are my treatment options?” and much more.

The aims of the experts at Explore Transplant are simple: to provide you with the best education and decision-making tools available.

Latest news

11 hours ago

TREC and HLM collaborate to offer dieticians a blueprint for using best practices and theory to motivate kidney patients to improve their health behavior. @RenalNutritionForum #healthykidneys #dieticians
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1 week ago

Hepatitis-c-infected transplanted kidneys cleared of disease in trial participants -- patients, 100% HCV cure rate. #encouragingresults
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3 weeks ago

Learn about the introduction to Ontario of Dr. Amy Waterman's Explore Transplant package of educational materials -- just published in the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. @Health Literacy Media @Amy Waterman @Terasaki Research Institute @Transplant Research and Education http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2054358118789369 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Toasting TREC/Terasaki's incomparable lab manager Crystal Anderson with cupcakes on the eve of maternity leave! #welcomebaby ! #wellmissyou ! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

"Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers" is truly what it takes -- Dr. Vanessa Grubbs' immensely readable, moving book is a tale of justice and love. @thenephrologist ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Thanks to our partner Health Literacy Media for sharing the news at the 18th Annual Quality Conference: @ExploreTxplant can improve care for patients and families! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Good news for states with Medicaid expansion also represents a widening of haves and have-nots in #kidneytransplant and life expectancy. ... See MoreSee Less

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 MoreLearn more
  • 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 MoreLearn more
  • Choosing to Live

    Choosing to Live

    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 initially diagnosed ... Read MoreLearn more