Project Guidelines

Transplant is one of several renal replacement therapy options that offers the opportunity for better clinical outcomes with reduced mortality and morbidity and improvement of life. The Network of the South Atlantic supports the national focus to improve transplant coordination. The goal is to improve kidney health by having at least 80 percent of new ESRD patients either receiving dialysis at home or a kidney transplant by 2025. The Network will work with dialysis facilities in its service area to effect this change. By collaborating with transplant centers and dialysis facilities, the Network will establish interventions, which will aid in overcoming barriers and improve communication.

The 5 Steps towards transplant are defined as follows:
1. Interest in transplantation
2. Referral call to a transplant center
3. First visit to a transplant center
4. Transplant center work up
5. On waiting list or evaluate living donor

Use the Transplant Toolkit Resources below to assist your patients as they move through the steps:
  Transplant Tracker Tool (Download)
   Transplant Trifold (English|Spanish)
  Transplant Word Search (Link)
   Interest Form (English|Spanish)
   Transplant Referral Guide (Link)
   Transplant Re-evaluation Tool (Link)
  Transplant Appointment Checklist|Glossary
   Transplant Celebration Poster (Link)

Best Practices

Find shared best practices by dialysis providers in the link below


NCC LAN Calls - Past & Upcoming Events

Tools & Resources

Webinars & Videos

2020 Transplant Center Outreach & Financial Coordinator Recorded Webinars

Other Recorded Webinars and Videos:

Tools for Providers

ESRD Forum Transplant Toolkit Link
Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDPI) Calculator
Estimated Post Transplant Survival (EPTS) Calculator
Help your patients reduce the waitlis for a kidney transplant Handout

Education Resources

Social & Financial Support


Transplant: Educate - Evaluate

For more information:

Alexandra Cruz
Quality Improvement Coordinator
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Upcoming Events

Piedmont Kidney Transplant Seminar

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 8:30 - 3:30 pm

RSVP by Tuesday, September 8, 12 pm to or call 470-585-2168

Patient Education Initiative: Lobby Education Winners

1st Place - By: Wake Forest Lake Norman Dialysis (342606)

2nd Place - By: Central Columbia Kidney Center (422529)

3rd Place - By: Murells Inlet Dialysis (422571)