Your April Transplant Change Package
National Donate Life Month

April is recognized as National Donate life month. National Donate Life Month features local and national activities to educate and encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Learn about the different types of donation and how to register to be a donor on the Donate Life website. You can also download these resources for more information.
Living Donation FAQs
The Living Donor FAQ answers questions you may have concerning living donation as a donor or a patient.
Living Donor Transplant

There are different kinds of donated kidneys – some with shorter wait times. It will be your job to choose which of these kidneys you’re willing to take – being open to more than one kind may make your wait shorter. Learn More.
Engaging Patients and Families
Action for Kidney Health Calendar
In support of Donate Life Month, April’s Action for Kidney Health calendar topic is “Talk Transplant” focusing on kidney transplant as a treatment option.

This month's Transplant Action for Kidney Health is: "One out of four people say they would be willing to donate. Ask your Center about living donation."

Download the Topic of the Month sheet for resources and patient engagement ideas. Print the calendar for your patients and encourage them to take all the actions for their kidney health.
Looking Ahead to May
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, May’s Action for Kidney Health Calendar topic is “Coping and Depression” focusing on coping with dialysis addressing depression and the challenges of COVID-19 to mental wellness.
Sharing a Common Goal
We know that you have some current processes and resources in place to help drive the Transplant Referrals for your facility. We would love to have you share this information with the Network and your peers as a way to assist with increasing the number of patients that are referred for or receive kidney transplants.
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