General, Minority and Veterans Public Education
The program serves individuals in Houston with severe diabetes, kidney disease, individuals on the transplant waiting list and individuals on dialysis by providing education on the benefits of a kidney transplant versus dialysis and how to secure a living donor. Emphasis is on minority populations, which have higher rates of kidney disease.
The Living Bank works to increase the number of live kidney donors by providing education on living kidney donation through onsite presentations, print, social media and website. Presentations are provided in a wide variety of community, civic, and corporate venues throughout Houston. The Living Bank also provides Pre- and Post-Donation Psychosocial and Practical Issues education at Grand Rounds at the Texas Medical Center transplant hospitals for medical and health personnel.