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


From the Founder

  • Teaming Up for Success

    Teaming Up for Success

    Friends and colleagues, I cannot help but feel lucky and grateful that 2017 has brought fresh and exciting new opportunities. In that spirit and effective immediately, I’m thrilled to announce that my research lab, the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), is expanding its research and education portfolio. Currently, TREC is an interdisciplinary research and education team that conducts state ... Read MoreView Story

Transplant News

  • Building Bridges – A TRI-UCLA Partnership

    Building Bridges – A TRI-UCLA Partnership

    The Terasaki Research Institute (TRI)’s recent Grand Opening celebration, honoring the research and legacy of Dr. Paul Terasaki, was an exciting opportunity to introduce some of the many innovative projects going on at the Institute. The creative workforce behind these projects was present as well, as guests had the opportunity to engage with the group of scientists, researchers, and individuals ... Read MoreView 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
Dr. Amy Waterman and her TREC team work to understand and overcome the critical, modifiable barriers affecting kidney transplant rates and outcomes in the United States and around the world.

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We are now in a strategic collaboration with the Terasaki Research Institute.

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