In December 2017, UNOS launched a newly redesigned version of our patient website, Transplant Living. Over the years, Transplant Living has become a trusted source of information for transplant patients and caregivers.
Since the majority of visitors to the Transplant Living website are viewing from a mobile or tablet device, some of the most notable changes involved making content and design elements mobile-friendly.
In addition to improving website functionality and design, we expanded content in the kids’ and living donation sections, while adding an entirely new kidney transplant learning center section.
The new kids’ content specifically addresses parents going through the organ transplant process with their children. Topics include: helping children adjust, who you should know throughout your child’s organ transplant, and resources to locate children’s camps by state. You’ll also find pregnancy information for transplant recipients who are hoping to start a family.
For those considering living organ donation, we’ve expanded content to include types of living donation, what it means to be a living donor, and how to discuss living donation with your loved ones.
Since kidney transplants make up a majority of U.S. organ transplants, our expanded kidney section provides accurate, trustworthy health information in easy to understand language. To build the kidney transplant learning center section we partnered with leading educational partners alongside Health Literacy Media and 501creative. In addition to the kidney sections, each organ-specific page contains new detailed illustrations and information that explain how these organ systems work, what types of diseases lead to organ failure, and what the transplant operation involves.
Finally, in a few months we’ll be adding a transplant center map to the site, which allows visitors to find transplant programs by geographic area as well as organ type. This tool will include the transplant center website and phone number so patients can easily research and connect with a center.
Check out the new content on the Transplant Living website and share this valuable educational resource with your staff and patients.