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  • Coalition on Donation - nonprofit alliance of national organizations has as its purpose promoting organ donation through public education and encouraging people to talk with their families about their wishes to become organ donors
  • Donate Life Ohio - this website links to the Ohio Donor Registry and the Second Chance Trust fund to promote organ donation
  • Kidney Transplant - information about kidney transplant, including pictures, description of the surgery, risks, what to expect after surgery, recovery, and more from the Encyclopedia on MEDLINEplus
  • Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association - organization of dialysis and transplant patients, families, friends, and health professionals is located in the New England area of the United States
  • Kidney Transplantation - links about transplant
  • National Foundation for Transplants - nonprofit organization helps people raise money to pay for transplant-related expenses they cannot afford to pay without help including pre-transplant, transplant, follow-up, and medications that are not covered by other sources
  • National Transplant Assistance Fund - not-for-profit organization helps people raise money for uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation
  • Organ Procurement Organizations - organizations that collect and distribute donated organs for transplant by state
  • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients - website run by the University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA) of the University of Michigan. It gives information about the kidney transplant process, including who is a candidate, waiting for transplant, surgery, and recovery. It also has data on the characteristics of patients transplanted, of donors, and data on transplant centers' transplant success rates
  • Transplant Centers - links to transplant centers with websites
  • Transplant Patient Partnering Program - educational program sponsored by Roche provides information on a variety of topics—from medical to financial to emotional—for transplant candidates, recipients, and their families
  • Transplant Recipients International - nonprofit organization has as its purpose to support, advocate, educate and inform people about transplantation
  • TransWeb - nonprofit organization has as its purpose is to educate the public about organ donation and transplantation to increase the number of organs available, to inform patients and families about issues related to transplantation, and to provide links to Internet resources on transplantation
  • UCSF Medical Center - Kidney Transplant
  • UCSF Children's Hospital - Kidney Transplant
  • United Network for Organ Sharing - nonprofit charitable organization under contract with the federal government to maintain the list of people needing transplants, offers educational materials for patients and professionals about transplantation and regularly updates statistics on the waiting list, organs donated and transplanted, and success rates of transplant facilities in the Transplant Patient DataSource