In Kindergarten, Nicole and Anna were such good friends that they pretended to be sisters. But since Nicole donated a kidney to Anna in 2007, they "share" a kidney and the gift of life - a bond they feel is closer than sisters.
Erase the Wait - Transplant Education for Dialysis Patients
Are you looking for help in educating your patients on transplant?
Are you a patient looking for resources on transplant?
Donate Life Northwest offers educational sessions across the state of Oregon and SW Washington.
Our training will give patients the ability to explore the option of transplant and understand how it may be beneficial to them. Recipients and health care professionals will be available to share with participants and answer questions in a welcoming environment.
Patients will learn from peers and medical professionals:
- Treatment options for End-Stage Renal Disease
- Transplant resources (The resources available are in both English and Spanish)
- Empowerment towards better health
To learn more about these educational sessions or to sign-up, please contact Donate Life Northwest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For dialysis providers:
Given regulations by CMS, dialysis providers are now required to provide education on transplant to all patients and submit proof that they have done so. Our program provides exactly this education, as well as unique perspective from a former dialysis patient and two-time kidney recipient. Our education program will allow patients to ask questions and learn and gain confidence in advocating for themselves and the treatment options that are the best fit for them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help protect our staff and volunteers, we are not currently able to visit dialysis centers. We can offer phone, email, and online meetings for any patients interested in learning more about their treatment options.