The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging economies. You can apply to enter the program for the first time or request an upgrade to the next level.
Any two transplant centers can form a partnership if at least one center is from a resource-low country (LIC, LMIC, UMIC as per World Bank List of Economies) and the centers are chaired/run by an ISN or a TTS member. They need to submit a detailed action and budget plan, and a clear description of how the collaboration will develop the services of the emerging center and positively reflect the supporting center.
New sister pairs apply to enter the program at level C. At each level, centers must submit progress reports stating their accomplishments in order to progress within the different stages of the program and acquire more support and benefits. Honorary B Levels are assigned to centers which have failed to upgrade from level B to A. Honorary sister pairs have one extra chance to apply for an upgrade.
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To apply for the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program, you must send in the Application Form and the Budget Proposal.
Marcelo Orias, Argentina (ISN)
Maria Cristina Ribeiro de Castro, Brazil (TTS)
Aleh Kalachyk, Belarus
Curie Ahn, South Korea
Robert Freercks, South Africa
Peter Kerr, Australia