Expanding live donor kidney transplantation through advocacy training and social media

Project: Research project

Project Details


Study Summary:
The objective of the proposed study is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of the Living Donor Champion Program intervention, the Facebook App intervention, and standard care in increasing living kidney donation. The relative dearth of deceased donors has caused a profound organ shortage; it is essential to turn to novel efforts that increase live donation. Development and widespread implementation of culturally competent LDC and Facebook App interventions has the potential to increase the overall incidence of LDKT while also addressing disparities in access to LDKT.

Study Aims:
Aim 1: To develop implementation protocols for the LDC program and the Facebook App that can later be used to deliver these interventions to diverse audiences.
Aim 2: To compare the incidence of LDKT among waitlist candidates receiving the LDC intervention, the Facebook App intervention, and standard of care.
Aim 3: To quantify treatment heterogeneity among different transplant centers and candidate racial/ ethnic subgroups and to refine implementation protocols based on this heterogeneity.
Effective start/end date4/1/173/31/21


  • Johns Hopkins University (2003447902//5R01DK1119662-04)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (2003447902//5R01DK1119662-04)


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