Transplant Chat Transcripts

Here you can find all of the transcripts from our past transplant doctor chats. If you ever have a request for a new topic you'd like us to cover, you can let us know!

Body Lifts Online ChatPaired Donor Exchange/Swaps | Dr. Nicole Turgeon | Emory Transplant Center

We’ve all read the recent headlines about multiple person kidney swaps and the lives changed because of generous donors. With nearly 100,000 people in the United States waiting on a kidney transplant, Emory has doubled down on its efforts to raise the awareness and incidence of living and paired donation. Emory began its Kidney Paired Donor Exchange Program in 2010 and has  been participating in the National Kidney Registry since 2012. Dr. Nicole Turgeon of the Emory Transplant Center recently held a live chat where she discussed how paired donor exchange works, what it takes to become a donor and how paired donor exchange is helping patients get a second chance at a healthy life. If you are a patient looking for more information, or if you are just interested in learning more about how paired donor exchange works, check out the transcript of the chat.