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Charleston, South Carolina 29425


LOVED stands for the Living Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED) program. It is a culturally tailored program for African Americans to reduce the disparity of low rates of living kidney donation. It is a mobile health delivered platform that does not require transplant center visits, thus increasing the reach of the program compared to center-based program to enhance living kidney donation. The purpose of LOVED is to give education and encouragement to those who need a kidney transplant and teach about the process of living donation to be better educated when approaching others about donating a kidney. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the number of living kidney donor transplants, especially among African Americans in South Carolina. The program was created to educate those in need of a kidney about the donor process, to dispel myths about living donation, discuss who can be asked to donate and develop and practice skills to start asking others for a living kidney donation. The program is designed to be completed using a tablet computer and is made up of weekly video education clips, resources, short quizzes to reinforce the learning points and weekly video chat sessions with others who need a kidney led by a "navigator" who was once a living donor kidney recipient. The video clips are made up of stories and brief educational messages from transplant center staff, physicians, former donors and recipients. The video chat sessions were designed to solve and address individual issues for those enrolled in the program and to give a sense of community as they continue on their journey to find a kidney. This randomized control trial uses groups of 6-9 participants in each LOVED group that lasts 8-weeks each. A total of 60 participants will be recruited with 30 assigned to LOVED and 30 assigned to a standard care groups. This program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health and was developed at the Medical University of South Carolina.


Inclusion Criteria: - 18-75 years old - African American - Legally competent - Able to use tablet computers (after instruction) - Able to use cell phone Exclusion Criteria: - End-stage renal disease patients who never approached potential donors



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Principal Investigator
Frank A Treiber, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina 29425
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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