My Transplant Coach is an interactive decision we designed to help you learn about your condition. This online, video-based decision aid uses animated videos and personalized graphs to let you know what treatment options are available, so you can make informed decisions that are right for you.
Our animated coach, “Tracy,” will explain the risks and benefits of kidney transplant vs. dialysis, the types of deceased donor kidneys available and the benefits and risks of each type, and the benefits and risks of living donor kidney transplant. She also discusses why people choose to get a transplant, or choose to donate a kidney, and addresses some common myths and questions about kidney transplant.
The My Transplant Coach website contains educational information and does not provide medical advice. The information is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a doctor, and does not replace a doctor’s independent judgment about the right care for you based on your specific clinical circumstances. For medical advice about your own situation, ask a health care professional. No personal or health information is stored on the website. If you leave the site before you finish the program, your health information won’t be saved. That means if you come back to finish the program, you will need to re-enter your information. You will have the opportunity to email yourself some of the health information in the website. My Transplant Coach is not responsible for what happens to this information after you email it. But we suggest that you share this with your doctor and ask about your treatment options.