Table 3.

Transplant waiting-list status, network participation, transplant discussions, and living-donor requests

VariablesInfectedSusceptibleP Valuea
Requested a Donation before Enrollment, n=11 (24%)Requested a Donation after Enrollment, n=13 (28%)Did Not Request a Donation, n=22 (48%)
Waiting list and transplant status
 Wants a living-donor transplant11 (100)13 (100)15 (68)0.01
 On the waiting list at beginning of study2 (18)4 (31)2 (9)0.26
 On the waiting list or received a deceased-donor transplant by the end of study6 (55)7 (54)4 (18)0.04
 Received a deceased-donor transplant2 (18)4 (31)1 (5)0.11
HD social network and discussions
 Members of the HD social network10 (91)11 (85)11 (50)0.02
 Discussed transplant with other participants8 (73)5 (39)2 (9)0.001
 Discussed transplant with staff8 (73)8 (62)5 (24)0.01
Exposure and living-donor requests
 Exposed to at least one member who discussed transplantN/A2 (15)8 (36)0.26b
 Exposed to at least one member who requested a transplantN/A5 (39)9 (41)>0.99
Family and friends transplant discussions
 Discussed with significant other6 (55)7 (54)8 (37)0.48
 Discussed with children7 (64)9 (69)9 (41)0.21
 Discussed with other family8 (73)11 (85)13 (59)0.27
 Discussed with friends6 (55)8 (61)5 (26)0.05
  • HD, hemodialysis. N/A, not applicable because they were already “infected.”

  • a P value is from a chi square test unless otherwise indicated.

  • b Fisher exact test.