In Depth: Kidney Transplant

by  COSI Connects Live

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Get an inside look at organ donation! View the surgeon’s perspective in both the donor and recipient surgeries. These videos will feature pre-recorded narration from a doctor from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Transplant Center. Next, speak live with a member of the Lifeline of Ohio Team! Finish with a look into careers in the organ transplant field. 

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About This Program


Multipoint: $225.00

One kit designed for a classroom of up to 30 students is included in the cost of the program. Additional kits may be purchased for $105.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

no maximum

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Within 2 weeks of receiving your invoice, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to keep your reservation. In lieu of a deposit, COSI will accept a purchase order, which must be submitted within 2 weeks of receiving the invoice. If a cancellation is necessary the deposit made is non-refundable.

• Payment in full for the cost of the program is due 1 month prior to the date of the program.

• Program rescheduling may be available up to 1 month prior to the program date by contacting COSI.

• Programs canceled due to weather (or other unexpected site closure) may be rescheduled to a new date in the same school year, or refunded minus the deposit.

Test Connections Policy
COSI suggests each connecting site complete a test connection before your program. Test connections may be completed by using the automated system or scheduling a date and time with a COSI team member. If you experience technical issues during your program and have completed a test connection, you may reschedule your program to a new date at no penalty. If you choose not to complete a test connection, you may still be responsible for the full cost of the program.

About This Provider

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COSI Connects Live

Columbus, OH
United States

Connect with scientists, doctors and educators for a LIVE interactive two-way experience from the number one Science Museum in the nation. For over 55 years, COSI has empowered more than 15 million visitors by helping each to find their true learning potential. COSI distinguishes itself by creating programs and experiences that make science learning fun through hands-on discovery.

Previously known as Interactive Video Conferencing, COSI Connects Live is now conveniently available on-demand or during a pre-scheduled connection. All videoconference programs fulfill the Scientific Inquiry and Application Components of the Ohio College and Career Ready Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. 

COSI's programs are now available to both students in the classroom and students connecting from their own devices at home! Details here!

Jordan Rader

Program Details


1. Introduction by COSI.
2. Introduction by a member of the Lifeline of Ohio Team.
3. Video of an actual kidney transplant, with pre-recorded narration by OSU transplant team member.
4. Question and answer session about the organ donation process.
5. Video highlighting careers in organ transplant.


The participants will:
- view taped kidney transplant surgery (both donor and recipient procedures)
- explore medical careers associated both inside and outside of the operating room
- identify anatomy of the urinary system
- interact with a member of the Lifeline of Ohio Team through learner-led questions

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards Life Science:
Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct and investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
HS-LS3-2. Make and defend a claim based on evidence about the natural world that reflects scientific knowledge, and student-generated evidence.
HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
RST.11-12.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
RST.11.12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g. qualitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Health Education Standards for Grades 6 - 12
Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
2.8.4: Analyze how the school and community can affect personal health practices and behaviors.
2.8.5: Analyze how messages from media influence health behaviors.
2.8.8: Explain the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors.
2.12.5: Evaluate the effect of media and other factors on personal, family, and community health.
2.12.6: Evaluate the impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.
4.8.3: Demonstrate effective conflict management or resolution strategies.
4.12.1: Use skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health.

State Standards

Ohio Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum High School

Biology Grade 9-12 – Science Inquiry and Application

Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations;

Design and conduct scientific investigations

Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence (critical thinking)

Recognize and analyze explanations and models; and ? Communicate and support a scientific argument.

Ohio’s New Learning Standards: English Language Arts
Grades 9-12 – Text Types and Purposes

1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Grades 9-10 – Key Ideas and Details

3. Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

Grades 11-12 – Key Ideas and Details

3. Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results bases on explanations in the text.