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Live From Surgery - Kidney Transplant

from Liberty Science Center

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Students witness the powerful gift of life shared between two persons as they see Live From… Kidney Transplant.Students can see and hear everything that is going on in the Operating Room at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. Conversely, the surgical staff can see the students
and hear their questions.

Program Rating

   based on 6 evaluation(s).

About This Program


Point to Point: $500.00


2.5 hrs in length

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners Homeschool

Minimum participants:

None or No Minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Literacy Cross Curriculum

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Thank you for participating in Liberty Science Center’s Live From...Kidney Transplant, an opportunity to interact with operating room staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center during living-donor kidney transplant surgery. The program will focus not only on the surgery but also on kidney disease, careers in the field and organ and tissue donation.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Liberty Science Center

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center ( is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages.

Diane Absolum

Program Details


1. Facilitator at Liberty Science Center prepares students by showing examples of a kidney and discussing kidney disease.
2. A tape is played to review sterile technique and equipment step up before patient comes into the operating room.
3. Overview of the Anatomy and physiology of the kidney will take place before going live to surgery
4. Surgery begins.
5. Please note: Should patient become too ill for the surgical procedure (this can occur) the surgeon will speak to the students while a previously recorded surgery is played.


The participants will
- explore the roles of medical staff
- discuss careers in medicine
- discuss anatomy and physiology of an organ
- learn about organ donation

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Springboard into the Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS) addressed in the Live From Surgery program: 3-LS3-2, 3-5-ETS1-2, MS-LS1-3, HS-LS1-2.
Cross-Content Workplace Readiness: 1, 2, 3
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Career Education and Consumer, Family and Life Skills: 9.1
Career Development and Occupational Studies: 1, 2
Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences 1,2