Click on these links to view webinars devoted to transplant referral. Each is about 40 minutes in length.
1. Kick-Off Webinar for the Network’s 2017 Referral to Transplant Project
2. Kevin Cmunt from Gift of Hope Organ Procurement Organization talks about the availability of donated organs in the state of Illinois (March 2017).
3. Christiana Goalby of Explore Transplant talks about the importance of assessing a patient’s readiness for change when counseling for transplantation (April 2017).
Kidney Patient Views Podcast
Episode 4: A Transplant Story
Episode 5: A Living Donor Family Transplant Story
Episode 6: A Transplant Recipient Give Back as a Dialysis Nurse
Posters & Flyers
Downloadable Transplant Flyer (English)
Downloadable Transplant Flyer (Spanish)
Downloadable Transplant Poster (English)
Downloadable Transplant Poster (Spanish)
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
This site provides information on transplant, how to talk to your health care providers, finances, and the common steps toward transplant evaluation and being placed on the transplant wait list, and what to expect after transplant.
These pages, hosted by DaVita, give lots of information on various aspects of transplantation:
Going From Dialysis to Kidney Transplant
Kidney Transplant: What You Need to Know
Get ideas to help in asking the big question when looking for a living donor:
Public Service Announcement with Zach Braff, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin for the movie, Going in Style, promoting kidney transplantation!
The site offers information on organ donation, including stories of hope, tips on finding funding sources, and a free newsletter for patients.
For Patients – Frequently Asked Questions
What Every Patient Needs to Know
Living Donation – Information You Need to Know
This page contains links to many publications with many Spanish translations
Inform Me is a decision aid to help patients make informed treatment decisions about whether to accept or to refuse a kidney from an increased risk donor, that:
•Includes 4 chapters with brief text, videos, and graphics
•Survey questions after each chapter
•Focuses on kidneys, but also applies to other organs
Journal Article Discusses the Benefits of the InformMe Mobile App.
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation and provides public education on donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana.