My Transplant Coach Canada - animated learning series for patients

This learning series is a public education resource for those thinking about transplant or becoming a living donor. It is part of a comprehensive learning resource centre found at 

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My Transplant Coach Canada

My Transplant Coach Canada is an online, video-based decision aid for patients with kidney failure. It uses animated videos to help Canadian patients understand what treatment options are available, so they can make informed decisions that are right for them.

Tracy, the animated transplant coach, explains the risks and benefits of kidney transplant vs. dialysis, the types of deceased donor kidneys available and the benefits and risks of each type, and the benefits and risks of living donor kidney transplant. She also discusses why people choose to get a transplant, or choose to donate a kidney, and addresses some common myths and questions about kidney transplants.

Twelve video chapters make up My Transplant Coach Canada. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. My Transplant Coach Canada is available in French and is being subtitled in multiple languages.

My Transplant Coach Canada video chapters contain educational information and does not provide medical advice. The information is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a doctor, and does not replace a doctor’s independent judgment about the right care for you based on your specific clinical circumstances. For medical advice about your own situation, ask a health care professional.

My Transplant Coach Canada is part of an international collaboration among the following organizations:

  • Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit charitable organization. Our role in Canada is to focus on life essentials for transfusion and transplantation, including blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.
  • UCLA Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) designs and conducts research and educational interventions about kidney disease, transplant, and living donation. 
  • Health Literacy Media (HLM) specializes in improving health literacy through clear communication trainings, plain language messaging and design, audience research, content development, and active interventions within underserved communities.

Continue the learning journey with My Paired Donation Coach Canada.