To Empower Patients and Providers
Helping Patients Navigate the Road Ahead
Kidney Transplant Connectors (KTC) Program
At Sanofi, we recognize the powerful exchange of hope and knowledge that can occur when 2 people truly understand each other’s feelings. This is why we’re proud to work with transplant organizations to develop the Kidney Transplant Connectors program. The program is available to transplant centers and includes a free educational presentation by donors and recipients for patients and their caregivers.
“The one thing that a peer can give you that a set of doctors cannot is real life experience. The doctors have a great deal of knowledge, but unless by coincidence one of them actually underwent a transplant, they were never the one who was on the table.”
– Scott, a kidney transplant recipient and KTC
“I decided to become a KTC because I am passionate about living donation. I wanted others to have a firsthand account explaining the process and the fulfillment one can receive when giving something as precious as the gift of life.”
– Bobbi, a kidney donor and KTC
Partnering to Provide Educational Materials to Patients and Caregivers
At Sanofi, we recognize the importance of access to quality educational resources and decision-making tools to help bring about positive treatment outcomes. We are proud to support organizations committed to providing patients with comprehensive resources to help them make the right decisions for their unique health care needs.
Sanofi understands the need to provide transplant patients and their families with access to educational resources that meet their needs. That’s why we proudly support Explore Transplant, a national consortium of leading experts in transplant, health literacy, and research. This program offers English and Spanish speakers a curated collection of educational videos, animated coaching applications, online resources, and print materials.
In addition, the Living Donation Storytelling Project is a growing collection of more than 150 video stories shared by kidney donors, recipients, and others passionate about kidney transplant education that can help shed light on and honor the unique experiences of patients and donors. These video stories also act as a bridge to future patients and living donors.
National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
Finding a kidney donor can be a daunting task. And if you’re interested in becoming a potential life-saving donor for someone in need, it can be challenging to know how to begin the process.
In partnership with NKF, Sanofi is proud to sponsor THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE, a community-based comprehensive set of programs that offers patients and caregivers support towards sharing their story and finding a kidney donor. It also provides support to those considering donating a kidney. THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE includes free trainings and workshops, interactive tools and resources, a toll-free help line, a national campaign to raise awareness of living donation and transplant, peer mentoring from kidney patients and living donors, and a vibrant online community that can help people feel like they’re not alone.
NKF is an organization fueled by passion and urgency for all people affected by kidney disease. NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in their work, they enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change.
American Kidney Fund (AKF)
The AKF fights kidney disease on all fronts, working on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living. In 2020, AKF provided grants that allowed more than 1,600 dialysis patients to have kidney transplants. Sanofi is proud to support AKF’s work.
Transplant Life Foundation
The Transplant Life Foundation is the nation’s leading donation and transplantation advocacy nonprofit and works every day to support, serve and advocate for all members of our community. As a primary educational hub for the transplant world, organizing body for the Transplant Games of America, which is supported in part by Sanofi, publisher of TransplantNATION magazine as well as a member of the Transplant Community Coalition, Transplant Life Foundation strives each day to enhance and improve the lives of our community.
Sanofi Patient Connection
Sanofi Patient Connection is a program designed to assist patients through 3 main types of patient support:
- Patient Assistance Connection — Providing patients who meet eligibility criteria with their prescribed medications at no cost
- Reimbursement Connection — Supporting patients and providers in determining insurance coverage, including benefit verification, prior authorization, and appeals assistance
- Resource Connection — Helping identify additional appropriate resources and support for program patients