Meeting #1:
Exploring Transplant

The purpose of meeting #1 is to help you identify what is important in your life and whether or not getting a transplant would improve your life. You will learn why people get transplants and why donors donate. You will also receive a guide for family and friends to learn how they can help you.

Steps you should take:

  1. Watch the video above.
  2. Think about what is most important to you in your life right now (health, family, work, etc)?
  3. Review this brochure: Why kidney patients get transplants
    Are any of these reasons true for you? (Check all that apply.)

    • To not have to live on dialysis
    • To feel better and have more energy
    • To eat my favorite foods
    • To go back to work
    • To watch my kids and grandkids grow up
    • To do more of the things I like to do
    • To live a long life
    • Other: ________________
  4. Review the brochure: Why people donate their kidneys. Do any of these reasons have meaning for you? (Check all that apply.)
    • To help me feel better
    • To have me around longer
    • To make a difference
    • To help someone in need
    • To have everyone’s lives return to normal
    • To grow old together
    • To fulfill a spiritual or religious calling
  5. Review the brochure: A guide for family and friends. Share this with your loved ones. Talk with them about how they can help.