Kidney Transplant Conversations features diverse voices and experiences of donating, receiving, and caring for this gift of life. Over the coming months each new episode will feature interviews with patients, caregivers, advocates, donors, healthcare providers, and community leaders. At its highest level, our podcast series focuses on quality healthcare delivery, highlighting the innovative approaches kidney transplant recipients and providers are applying to improve care. Along the way, we’ll explore all the stages of the kidney transplant journey and invite our guests to share their experiences and insights. We’ll also look at things like health disparities in renal transplant, identifying where and why some groups don’t do as well when compared to others, and discuss what we can do to close the gap. This will include explorations of inclusion, diversity, equity and access (also known by the acronym IDEA), which are all subjects central to the purpose of this podcast. We invite you to subscribe and let Kidney Transplant Conversations keep you connected, informed and inspired with a constant flow of new thoughts and ideas. Send suggestions for guests and topics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Jun 04, 2022
Saturday Jun 04, 2022
Every year, April is National Donate Life Month. This is an annual time for increasing awareness of the importance of registering as an organ donor or saving a life by being a living donor. And for kidney transplants, living donation offers the best possible outcomes for recipients.
But asking someone to give a kidney can be daunting, and the process can be a challenge. For the next episodes of Kidney Transplant Conversations, we will be hearing from support organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC), and TransplantFirst Academy (TFA) about programs supporting living donation. We’ll also talk with healthcare providers about their professional perspectives, and hear from living donor recipients about their experiences.
This week, Jennifer Martin from the National Kidney Foundation tells us all about their program “The Big Ask, The Big Give”, a comprehensive resource which includes webinars and workshops, and makes mentors available by phone. the National Kidney Foundation website link is www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors and you can also call them on 1.855.653.2273.
With series producer and host Rolf Taylor.
Other resources mentioned in this episode include:
National Donate Life Month
The Johns Hopkins Living Donor Champion Program
National Living Donor Assistance Center
Kidney Transplant Conversations is underwritten by Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All views and opinions expressed in the podcast reflect those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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