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OD11 - How Can We Help Patients Find a Living Kidney Donor?

‐ Aug 28, 2020 7:45pm

Credits: None available.

Patients who receive a living donor kidney live longer than those who receive a transplant from a deceased donor; however, the barriers to living donation are considerable. This session shares information about resources, training, and support available to overcome barriers to living organ donation, including a National Kidney Foundation initiative to train people to share their story about the need for a kidney donor and a transplant.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 8/31/2022.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures:
• Marijo Johnson – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will describe resources, training, and support that can be used to overcome patient barriers to transplantation with a living donor kidney.


Credits Available

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Glenna Frey
8/29/20 6:46 pm

How can we get BABG in our area? Is this done through transplant centers or dialysis units or local NKF?

Glenna Frey
8/29/20 6:48 pm

It is also important to provide information to the general public about living kidney donation (not just through people who need a kidney), especially the need for non-directed donors. The nonprofit, Kidney Donor Conversations provides education and support about Living Kidney Donation to the public. We are anxiously awaiting for NKF and Fresenius to provide the home test kits so that the public can easily get on the new national kidney donor registry. Do you know when this will be available and details of implementation? How can Kidney Donor Conversations partner with NKF to help increase the number of living kidney donors?

Jennifer Branch
8/30/20 1:54 pm

Thank you Jennifer - excellent program, so glad to see that you have many resources especially Spanish offerings and follow up. I appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to helping patients and families with kidney disease.