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THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROCESS

When kidneys are damaged from an injury or chronic disease, they can stop functioning well. Along with dialysis (cleaning the blood with a machine), another treatment option is a kidney transplant. In a kidney transplant, a human kidney from a donor (the person giving the kidney) is transplanted into a recipient (the person receiving it).
 

 
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KIDNEY TRANSPLANT XPLAINED

Kidney Transplant Xplained is a free app for anyone who is on dialysis, has had a kidney transplant, or who just wants to find out more about them! Learn about the kidney transplant process through an illustrated story based on two real people with transplants – Tristan and Mandy.

The story takes you through everything you’ll need to know about a transplant, including how they work, what you need to do to find a matching donor, and what to expect after the transplant is complete.

Created by doctors, with input from nurses, specialists and other kidney transplant experts, Kidney Transplant Xplained is designed to be easy to read and understand. It helps explain confusing medical jargon in a simple way that everyone can understand.

ABOUT THE APP

Chronic kidney disease can be a sudden and major change in anybody’s life. There’s a lot of information to process – and that’s where Kidney Transplant Xplained comes in.

We designed this app to be an all-in-one resource, helping people understand what to expect before, and after, their transplant.

Combined with useful features and tools, Kidney Transplant Xplained is a perfect companion app for anyone thinking about transplant as a treatment option.

HOW TO USE THE APP

To get the app, download it from the App Store, or get it on Google Play. Once installed, you can use Kidney Transplant Xplained to:

  • Read the easy-to-understand transplant story

  • Add your transplant medications to get regular reminders

  • Keep a log of your medication history

  • Keep track of appointments, with reminders and map integration

  • Get regular transplant tips

  • Set up a transplant champion to help you on your journey

 
 

OUR PARTNERS

 
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The MEDICINE X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! 

We believe everyone should feel informed and empowered, so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people! It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need!

To find out more visit https://www.medicinex.com/

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Kidney Health Australia is a not-for-profit, and the national peak body for kidney health in Australia with a vision 'to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease'. Originally known as the Australian Kidney Foundation, in 2018 they acknowledge their 50th anniversary of supporting, leading and achieving significant progress across the areas of kidney research, advocacy, education and support..

Their education and support teams work in conjunction with other kidney specialists, health professionals and educators to develop awareness and education programs and kidney community initiatives 

Since being established, Kidney Health Australia have developed many initiatives to support the 1.7 million Australians affected by kidney disease and to help reduce the incidence of the disease, but their biggest challenge is to reach the 1.5 million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage. Every day, 53 people in Australia die with kidney-related disease – more than breast cancer, prostate cancer and road accidents combined. Australia it’s time to take action!

Find out more at https://kidney.org.au/

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Transplant Australia is a charity which supports transplant recipients and their families; people on the waiting list, donor families, living donors, healthcare professionals and all those touched by organ and tissue donation. They lead programs which encourage physical activity to increase survival rates in transplant recipients, like the Australian Transplant Games and Fit for Life.

Transplant Australia also runs life-saving awareness activities and public campaigns, to inspire Australians to join the Organ Donor Register. Their goal is to make sure that every Australian who needs a transplant one day has access to one. Throughout its existence, Transplant Australia has contributed to an environment which has seen a sharp increase in lives saved through organ and tissue donation. The number of transplants taking place every year have doubled in the last 8 years as a result.

To find out more about Transplant Australia, visit https://transplant.org.au/

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Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis has more than 60 years’ history in Australia and employs around 800 associates across three divisions. Novartis believe continued R&D is essential to innovation and in Australia around 20M annually is invested in local clinical trials. With a mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives, you can find out more about Novartis in Australia by visiting www.novartis.com.au