One Transplant Hub

Built by the transplant community, for the transplant community.

OneTransplantHub is your authority on transplant-related content that is trusted, personalized, and tailored to your needs as someone in need of a transplant, past recipients, donors, or ally. OneTransplantHub is a place to become educated, empowered, and engaged with the thriving transplant and donation community.

A collaboration between UCLA, the Transplant Research & Education Center, and Red Ninja Labs, OneTransplantHub is the culmination of many months of work, pulling together experts in the transplant field, a panel of organ recipients and donors, educational resources and expert information to empower patients when it comes to managing their health.

We believe that everyone deserves the best knowledge and resources available to make informed choices about their care. In the wake of COVID-19, access to accurate information is more important than ever. We built this app to address the key challenges patients face when seeking health information:

We built this app to address the key challenges patients face when seeking health information:

  • Decentralized, bits of information all over the web
  • May not be credible
  • May contain inaccurate health information
  • Often too complex, using medical jargon
  • Hard to navigate
  • Developed by providers, not the end-user: patients

We wanted to build something that is comprehensive and easily accessible to everyone regardless of where they are on their transplant journey.

What you’ll experience…

FAQs, real-time updates, and personalized content tailored by organ type, topics of interest, and stage in the transplant journey.

Real-life patient video stories,a support network to get help from peers and experts.

Decision aids, help finding a living donor, referrals, and more.

“During COVID-19 and beyond, telemedicine’s rapidly expanding use requires the development of centralized digital repositories of specialized educational content and referral resources to empower patients to manage chronic disease.

While telemedicine has become mandatory, technologies built in partnership with patients to empower them to manoeuvre this new reality effectively, do not exist.”

Dr. Amy Waterman, Professor Nephrology, UCLA


The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) is an interdisciplinary research and education center directed by Dr. Amy Waterman and located collaboratively between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a leading transplant center in the United States, and the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI). TREC leads the field in conducting state of the art clinical research to understand and improve important issues affecting transplant outcomes, intervenes to reduce disparities in access to transplantation for diverse patient and donor populations and tests the effectiveness of interventions to increase transplant referrals and living donation rates. TREC’s mission is to inspire and educate people about kidney transplantation and living donation, design patient-centered health measures for transplant, reduce racial disparities in transplant, increase transplant and living donation rates, and ensure transplant adherence.

Amy D. Waterman, PhD, is a Professor in Residence at the University of California Los Angeles, the  Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center, and Deputy Director of the Terasaki Research Institute. She has designed 13 award-winning patient and living donor transplant education programs used in transplant setting in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, in multiple languages. Her research has received over $25 million in federal grants, and she has authored approximately 100 research articles and book chapters.


Curated by experts

Community of support

One place for everything
you need


This app was designed by patients, donors, education experts and tech developers from 3 continents and 5 countries following a 5-day design sprint with over 20 hours of group brainstorming. Patients selected the app look, content, features, functionality, and user interface. Custom search filters, ways to select topics based on user interest, and push notifications to help you stay engaged with your learning and next steps.


The OneTransplantHub app has the most up to date information


News updates from key, trusted sources

Educational texts

COVID-19 listening & resource center

A ‘doing everything you can during COVID-19’
guide for dialysis & transplant patients