Kidney and Transplant Links

  • Kidtrans
    This site is set up to offer support and information to parents of children who have had a transplant or are in need of one. There is also information and support for donor families as well as both a donor memorial college and a page for receipents who have passed away.
  • Give Life: The Transplant Journey
    This site begins with a flash file and story about what a donor's family might experience as they journey through the process of donation.
  • Second Wind
    Second Wind is an organization devoted to improving the quality of life for lung transplant reciepients, those waiting, and people with pulmonary problems and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
  • Children's Liver Association for Support Services
    C.L.A.S.S. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the emotional, educational, and financial needs of families coping with childhood liver disease and transplantation.
  • Kids with Heart
    Provides support, education, and information for families of children and adults with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease.
  • Pancreas Transplant
    Information about what happens when you have a pancreas transplant.
  • Transplant Rejection
    A lot of information about transplant organ rejection.
  • Medline Plus: Bone Marrow Transplant
    An easy to read explanation of bone marrow transplant.
  • Medline Plus: Heart Transplant
    An easy to read explanation of heart transplant.
  • Medline Plus: Liver Transplant
    An easy to read explanation of liver transplant.
  • Medline Plus: Heart and Lung Transplant
    An easy to read explanation of heart and lung transplant.
  • Medline Plus: Lung Transplant
    An easy to read explanation of a lung transplant
  • Religious Views Concerning Organ and Tissue Donation
    This site explains the views of many major religious groups concerning organ and tissue donation
  • Health Central: Kidney Transplantation
    This site has information and links to various other questions and answers about kidney transplantation including questions about living donors.
  • Living Donors Online
    This site has information about various living donor transplants and a message board as well as a section with personal stories.
  • Living Donors
    Information for and about living donors. This site deals mostly with kidney donation.
  • The Living Bank
    The Living Bank is the oldest and largest donor education organization in the United States. This site has lots of information about organ donation and transplantation, organ, tissue and even whole body donation.
  • National Transplant Society
    The National Transplant Society's mission is to maximize the availability of organ and tissue donations. There are informative links with facts and questions and answers about organ donation.
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at UCLA
    Has information about their program as well as frequently asked questions.
  • LifeGift Organ Donation Center
    This organ recovery center serves Southeast, North, and West Texas. This site has information about understanding organ and tissue donation as well as donor and recipient stories.
  • LifeBanc
    The organ procurment agency for Northeastern Ohio. There are facts and education as well as frequently asked questions about organ donation.
  • Transplant Awareness Inc.
    This site sells t-shirts, books, pins and other items that have slogans that promote organ donation awareness. There are also a section with a transplant resource guide.
  • The Association or Organ Procurement Organizations
    AOPO represents and serves organ procurement organizations through support and advocacy and help maximize the availability of organ and tissues and other issues. This site has many links that deal with organ and tissue donation and transplantation as well as links to the AOPO members. There are also frequently asked questions about organ and tissue donation.
  • Brownson's Nursing Notes: Organ Donation
    Has a list of several sites that deal with organ donation and transplantation.
  • Transplants Living to Care
    Lynchburg, Virginia's organ transplant support group. They have local events and internet links as well as a few personal stories.
  • United Network for Organ Sharing
    UNOS has lots of news and transplant information as well as resources.
  • Life Center Northwest: Donor Network
    This is a site for an organ procurement organization that covers Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Northern Idaho. There are links dealing with organ donation and transplantation as well as news of events (although not very current).
  • Donate Life America
    This group is made up of various organizations across the United States who are dedicated to informing the public about organ donation. There is information here about to become a donor and spread the word.
  • Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc.
    TRIO offers organ donation and transplantation information as well as resources and news events.
  • The Sharing Network
    The organ procurement organization for New Jersey. Facts, religious views and various sites.
  • Children's Organ Transplant Association
    COTA's primary mission is to make sure that no US citizen is ever denied a life-saving transplant or access to a transplant waiting list due solely to the lack of funds. You can get help or help others. There is also links to transplant related sites.
  • National Transplant Assistance Fund
    This organization helps families who need to raise money for transplant related expenses and also offer information about organ and tissue donation.
  • World Children's Transplant Fund
    This organization tries to provide as many opportunities as possible for life-saving pediatric transplants to children all around the world. There are several programs and some links to other related sites.
  • The American Kidney Fund
    This organization offers support for kidney patients with information and other programs.
  • Health Central: Transplant Rejection
    The definition, causes, treatments and other issues regaurding transplant rejection.
  • Cherubs
    This organization hopes to learn about the shortage of organ donations for children and how we can change that.
  • Donor Alliance
    Donor Alliance facilitates the recovery and donations of organs in Colorado and Wyoming.
  • Transplant Buddies
    A site where you can contact other people who have dealt with a transplant as well as find information about organ donation and transplantation.
  • Organ Donation
    A site from the US government reguarding organ donation.
  • Organ Transplantation: Concept, Issues, Practice and Outcome
    This is a Medscape article, you need to register for free to view it. This is a very long article with a lot of information on just about every topic related to organ transplantation.
  • Pediatric Issues in Solid Organ Transplantation
    An article on Medscape. This article includes information on pediatric liver, kidney and heart transplantation.
  • Transplant Speakers International
    This organization can aide in providing educational programs on organ donation in your area.

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