TTS recently donated $3850 USD to OHMATDYT (National Specialized Children's Hospital) in Kyiv, Ukraine. We had the opportunity to record a thank you message from the General Director of the hospital (Dr. Vladimir Zhovnir).
OHMATDYT is the largest children's hospital in Ukraine. The hospital initiated transplantation activity in early 2022 doing bone marrow transplants from unrelated donors, as well as organ transplants, including kidney transplants from deceased donors.
The hospital has experienced great challenges during the war (details). Transplantation was suspended for a period and is now being resumed (details)/). Of note, Professor Haberal and Baskent University are in close collaboration with OHMATDYT.
We would like to thank our members who contributed 50% of the total donation (list below).We are still accepting donations and TTS is committed to continue to match each contribution, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 USD.
In addition to the donation TTS provided 11 complimentary virtual registrations to the TTS 2022 Congress.
As the global leader in transplantation, committed to health and life for all, The Transplantation Society expresses grave concern over the escalating violence and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
The protection of civilians and preservation of healthcare is imperative. TTS stands ready to support our colleagues, friends, families and patients impacted by this tragedy. As a non-State actor in official relations with the World Health Organization, we will seek collaborate with the WHO to provide our expert assistance on the Ukraine emergency https://www.who.int/emergencies/situations/ukraine-emergency.
We are monitoring the situation and collected funds will be distributed to support the maintenance of healthcare in the Ukraine and assist transplant patients as may be possible. We will also reach out to contacts to assess how we can assist to re-establish transplantation activities once the crisis has ended. TTS will match each contribution, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 USD.
Building Kidney Exchange Programmes in Europe—An Overview of Exchange Practice and ActivitiesConsiderable differences exist among the living donor Kidney Exchange Programmes (KEPs) that are in use and being built in Europe, contributing to a variation in the number of living donor transplants (Newsletter Transplant; International figures on donation and transplantation 2016). Efforts of European KEPs to exchange (best) practices and share approaches to address challenges have, however, been limited.
A Novel Digital Algorithm for Identifying Liver Steatosis Using Smartphone-Captured ImagesAccess to lifesaving liver transplantation is limited by a severe organ shortage. One factor contributing to the shortage is the high rate of discard in livers with histologic steatosis. Livers with <30% macrosteatosis are generally considered safe for transplant. However, histologic assessment of steatosis by a pathologist remains subjective and is often limited by image quality. Here, we address this bottleneck by creating an automated digital algorithm for calculating histologic steatosis using only images of liver biopsy histology obtained with a smartphone.
With the support of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), The Transplantation Society (TTS), and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG), we are conducting an anonymous online survey of transplant professionals.
The survey aims to find out what professionals think about the collection and reporting of data relating to international travel for organ transplantation, and about their experience of providing care for resident and/or international patients who travel for transplantation. The survey is focused on international travel for transplantation in general, not only travel that may represent transplant tourism.
Please click here to download and read the Participant Information Sheet which explains more about the study and what participation involves.
To access the survey directly, please visit here: https://is.gd/itotsurvey
We hope you will share this information with your professional colleagues and networks.
Please contact the research team as outlined in the Participant Information Sheet if you have any questions about the study. The survey will close on October 31st, 2022.
Dr Georgina Irish
This document provides guidance for transplant practitioners on monkeypox (MPX) and organ transplants. We acknowledge that our current understanding of the disease is incomplete. This guidance will require revision as new evidence emerges.
In these guidelines, we adopt a conservative approach to organ donation with regards to MPX transmission. We err on the side of safety.
We recognize that many institutions already have experience with MPX. This document makes suggestions, but its aim is not to be dogmatic. Individual programs and patients should make their own decisions based on the clinical circumstances of the potential donor and the needs of the potential recipient, as well as their own experience with MPX disease.
This survey focuses on issues encountered by physicians in day-to-day decision-making.
Your responses will aid TTS in developing strategies, programs and resources to improve access and transparency in transplantation, emphasizing increasing deceased donor organ transplantation.
The information collected will also aid the work TTS is doing as part of our World Health Organization collaboration.
All responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.
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