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
We are monitoring the situation and have setup a donation page (https://ukraine.tts.org) to collect funds to 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 in total.
Duke University doctors say a baby is thriving after a first-of-its-kind heart transplant -- one that came with a bonus technique to try to help prevent rejection of the new organ.
Easton Sinnamon of Asheboro, North Carolina, received his unique transplant last summer when he was 6 months old. But Duke waited to announce it until Monday after doctors learned the specially processed thymus implants appear to be functioning like they'd hoped -- producing immune cells that don't treat the tot's new heart like foreign tissue.
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday.
Exact cause of death not given after groundbreaking last-ditch experiment
Recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.
THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPLANTATION SCIENCE MENTEE-MENTOR AWARDS FOR THE 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY (TTS 2022) – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2022.
The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards to recognize the efforts of scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplantation science and fostered the development of the young investigators who will be the future leaders in our field.
The application will open in January 2022. Deadline for submission is April 10, 2022.Click here for more details
This study analyzed whole genome sequencing in 7,491 critically ill cases compared with 48,400 controls to discover and replicate 23 independent variants that significantly predispose to critical Covid-19. 16 new independent associations, including variants within genes involved in interferon signaling (IL10RB, PLSCR1), leucocyte differentiation (BCL11A), and blood type antigen secretor status (FUT2) were identified. Reduced expression of a membrane flippase (ATP11A), and increased mucin expression (MUC1), in critical disease were identified. These results were broadly consistent with a multi-component model of Covid-19 pathophysiology, in which at least two distinct mechanisms can predispose to life-threatening disease: failure to control viral replication, or an enhanced tendency towards pulmonary inflammation and intravascular coagulation.
This review article summarizes current data to inform an ethical analysis of the harms, benefits, and individual and societal impact of mandatory vaccination, concluding that vaccine requirements for healthcare workers and transplant candidates are ethically justified by beneficence, net utility, and fiduciary duty to patients and public health. Implementation strategies should mitigate concerns about respect for autonomy and transparency for both groups.