"Keep an Open Mind: Recipient Education about Living Kidney Donation" Brochure

Prospective renal patients have many concerns and questions about becoming kidney recipients and allowing living donors to donate on their behalf.  Some patients are afraid to ask these questions of their medical providers and never pursue transplant because of their fears.  Dr. Amy Waterman is a Health Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis , Missouri who conducts research to understand patients' transplant decision-making.  Based on her research findings, the brochure, "Keep an Open Mind: Recipient Education about Living Kidney Donation," was designed for potential kidney recipients to address important issues influencing their decision-making about living donation.  Content discussed includes the advantages of living donation compared with deceased donation, the transplant evaluation and surgical process, why living donors are motivated to donate, risks to living donors, and how a potential kidney recipient might begin to find a kidney donor.  The brochure also shares transplant stories of living donors and recipients.

Both these brochures are currently being used by transplant and dialysis centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe and can be added as supplementary material to education currently used by a specific facility. This brochure is available for purchase ($1.25/brochure for English) by contacting Tammy Turner via e-mail or at the phone numbers below: 

Missouri Kidney Program
AP Green Building - Suite 111
Columbia, MO 65211

  Phone: (573) 882-2506
Toll Free: (800) 733-7345
      Fax: (573) 882-0167