Early in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, limited testing availability and knowledge about disease transmission raised concern about the safety of using organ donors with positive severe acute respiratory distress coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) testing. Recent registry reports suggest the safety of this approach, but granular data on such transplants remain limited. We report our single-center experience of 36 nonlung solid organ transplant (SOT) allografts from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) SARS-CoV-2+ donors.
Living kidney donors (LKDs) are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease, whereas transplant recipients experience progressive reduction of graft function. We examined the predictive value of quantitative stereology on renal function in LKDs and recipients of living donor kidneys, based on perioperative biopsies from the donated kidney.
Islet transplantation is a promising treatment for type 1 diabetes. It has the potential to improve glycemic control, particularly in patients suffering from hypoglycemic unawareness and glycemic instability. As most islet grafts do not function permanently, efforts are needed to create an accessible and replaceable site, for islet grafts or for insulin-producing cells obtained from replenishable sources. To this end, we designed and tested an artificial, polymeric subcutaneous transplantation site that allows repeated transplantation of islets.
The Women in Transplantation executive is very excited to announce the 2023 WIT funding opportunities. This year, we are thrilled to be able to support THREE 2-year Fellowships. This will be the third year that we are offering these fellowships.
In addition, for the first time, we are also offering ONE grant open to faculty working in low or middle income countries. This very special new grant will allow transplant professionals working in low and middle income countries to work with an experienced mentor from among the WIT membership to address an important question within their own unique context. We hope that this award will spur exciting international collaborations and build more research capacity in lower resource settings.
If you have any further questions and for information on how to apply, please contact Katie Tait (WIT Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
We welcome all applications and look forward to an exciting competition!