Living Donor Provider Toolkits
The Living Donor Medical Provider Toolkits were created as a resource for medical professionals to better inform their practices and approaches regarding living donation. The Medical Providers chapters are split into two sections: living kidney donation and living liver donation. These chapters were created as a companion to the toolkits that are specifically designed for patients: The Living Donor Financial Toolkit and the Living Donor Medical Impact Toolkit for Patients.
The AST's Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP), with the support of eleven other organizations, convened a Best Practices in Living Donation Consensus Conference in 2014. This conference, focusing on living kidney donation, was composed of a diverse group of transplant professionals, people with ESRD, and living donors. A high-priority recommendation stemming from this meeting was the creation of a centralized, neutral, high-quality living kidney donor educational toolkit for those considering living kidney donation.
In 2018, following this consensus conference, an engaged group of transplant experts in LDCOP published educational chapters on living kidney donation aimed at patients and professionals.
Because of the far-reaching impact of the kidney-focused toolkits, the LDCOP expanded the toolkits to include living liver donation. The Medical Providers chapters were published in Summer 2021, with the patient chapters to follow.
For Patients: Living Donor Toolkits
For those considering living donation, the AST has designed a centralized, neutral living donor educational Financial and Medical Toolkits. The toolkits contain information about living kidney donation with living liver donation resources to follow.
These resources are meant to: (1) improve the availability and delivery of quality education for those already considering living donation; (2), broaden living donation messaging to reach others, who might consider living donation if they knew more about it; and (3) reduce ‘recreating the wheel’ in educational content development across transplant centers.
Live donor medical toolkits
Live Donor Informed Consent Process - Regulatory Guidelines, Challenges, and Considerations in Protecting Donor Voluntariness >
Living Kidney Donor Medical Toolkit Authors and Editors:
Indications for Living Donor Liver Transplantation versus Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation >
Living Liver Donor Medical Toolkit Authors and Editors:
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