Long School of Medicine

University Transplant Center - Living Donation

Course Description

An overview of living kidney donation that focuses on the need for living donors, the evaluation process, the donor experience as well as outcomes for living kidney donors. 

Needs Assessment

Many health care professional are not aware of the lack of deceased donors available to those with end stage renal disease or the stringent process by which donors are evaluated.  Furthermore, there are many misconceptions surrounding the consequences of living donation.  This talk will educate on all these topics.  

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the goals of physicians, specialists, residents, fellows, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients dealing with living kidney donors.

Learning Objectives

The Problem

  • Kidney disease in the Pediatric Population
  • Dialysis in Pediatric Population

The Better Solution

  • Kidney transplantation as treatment for kidney disease

The Best Solution

  • Benefits of living donor transplant
  • Living donor versus deceased donor transplant
  • Decline in living kidney donors for pediatric patients

Details about the Best Solution

  • Finding a living donor
  • Personal campaign
  • Living donor champion
  • Living donor evaluation
  • Living donor surgery
  • Living donor outcomes


Elizabeth Thomas, DO
Associate Professor of Surgery
UT Health San Antonio

Faculty/Speakers Financial Disclosures:

The below have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Elizabeth Thomas, DO (Speaker)

Program Registration Information

Registration Fees - Free


Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation Statement

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Long School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Attendance

Healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance and are asked to consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.
Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity’s evaluation.

Release date: October 19, 2020     Credits expire: October 1, 2022

Attendee Participation

Upon completion of viewing the online presentation, please follow the instructions at the end of the presentation to complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed, the user will be provided the option to print their certificate.