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Transplantation Direct - June 2022 Issue


The June issue of Transplantation Direct is ready for viewing. Among the issues appearing in the area of kidney transplantation are the use of magnetic resonance elastography to predict outcomes related to renal stiffness, the effect of belatacept in relation to other immunosuppressants on development of cytopenias, HCV-infected donor kidney transplant consequences on potential liver complications, and a case of surgical salvage of renal artery dissection. In liver transplantation, the situations of occult constrictive pericarditis and transplantation for metastases of pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas are examined. Turning to heart transplantation, the role of iNOS on diastolic function changes associated with hydrodynamic pressures is studied, and the effects of ATG induction intensity are revisited. In pediatrics, the influence of donor race/donor-recipient race-matching on outcomes in kidney transplantation are examined using OPTN data. On the organ donation and procurement front, there is a study on key factors in selecting DCDD kidneys for transplantation. For details on these and other articles, please visit our Transplantation Direct website for open access to the entire issue.


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Week's Most Downloaded Papers

Fate of CD8+: Cytotoxic or Suppressor T Cells in Antibody-mediated Rejection in Solid Organ Transplantation? #TBT

Solid organ transplantation has overcome major immunologic hurdles to become the success it is today. Significant advances in pretransplant diagnostics and immunosuppressive therapy reduced significantly serious acute rejections and improved graft survival.1 Despite the enormous efforts that were made, 1 key challenge remains unresolved: the prevention of chronic antibody-mediated rejection. T-cell dependent B-cell activation leads to the development of donor-specific antibodies, which have a significant impact on the long-term survival of allografts.

Public Understandings of the Definition and Determination of Death: A Scoping Review #OpenAccess #TransplantTwitter

Advances in medicine and technology that have made it possible to support, repair, or replace failing organs challenge commonly held notions of life and death. The objective of this review is to develop a comprehensive description of the current understandings of the public regarding the meaning/definition and determination of death.

Last Day to Nominate - Vice President By-election (2022-2026)

In accordance with our bylaws we are holding a by-election for the Vice President (2022-2026) position being vacated by John Fung. We will hold a short call for nomination period (May 20 to June 3, 2022) followed by an election period from June 7 to 27, 2022.

Click the button below to see all eligible candidates.

  • Mustafa S.A. Al-Mousawi, Kuwait
  • Nancy Ascher, USA
  • Ronald W. Busuttil, USA
  • Felix Cantarovich, France
  • Steven J. Chadban, Australia
  • Jeremy Chapman, Australia
  • A. Benedict Cosimi, USA
  • Gabriel Danovitch, USA
  • Francis L. Delmonico, USA
  • Carlos Diaz, Argentina
  • Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Spain
  • Karen Dwyer, Australia
  • Hiroto Egawa, Japan
  • Ronald M. Ferguson, USA
  • Roy First, USA
  • Peter J. Friend, UK
  • Rudolf Garcia-Gallont, Guatemala
  • Maria Gerbase De Lima, Brazil
  • Jongwon Ha, Korea
  • Mehmet Haberal, Turkey
  • Mark A. Hardy, USA
  • Vivekanand Jha, India
  • Paul Keown, Canada
  • Dirk R. J. Kuypers, Belgium
  • Stephen Lynch, Australia
  • Marti Manyalich Vidal, Spain
  • Alejandro Niño Murcia, Colombia
  • Philip O'Connell, Australia
  • Maria Cristina Ribeiro de Castro, Brazil
  • Camillo Ricordi, USA
  • David H. Sachs, USA
  • Eduardo Santiago Delpin, Puerto Rico
  • Minnie Sarwal, USA
  • Jean-Paul Soulillou, France
  • Vasant Sumethkul, Thailand
  • Manikkam Suthanthiran, USA
  • Megan Sykes, USA
  • Shiro Takahara, Japan
  • Annika Tibell, Sweden
  • Satoru Todo, Japan
  • Stefan G. Tullius, USA
  • Andreas G. Tzakis, USA
  • Ifeoma Ulasi, Nigeria
  • Federico Guillermo Villamil, Argentina
To nominate a candidate simply send an email to with the name of member you are nominating (click the button below to see who is eligible) along with names of two TTS Members who will support the nomination. The staff at TTS IHQ will contact the nominee and supporters.
If you have any questions please email

Member News - Professor Mehmet Haberal

Professor Mehmet Haberal presented with the Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by the WHO

Professor Mehmet Haberal was presented with the Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board in recognition of his long-term and outstanding contributions to global public health.

The award ceremony was held on Friday, May 27th, 2022 at the Palace of Nations, during the Plenary of the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly (WHA 75) in Geneva, Switzerland with the participation of delegations and Health Ministers from all WHO Member States.

WHA75 President, Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Minister of Health of Djibouti, presented the Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize to Professor Mehmet Haberal

We are exhibiting @ ATC 2022

If you are attending ATC 2022 please come and visit with our Executive Director Marcelle McPhaden!

June 10 - TTS-Biotest Webinar Series Continues!

June 30 - TID Interesting Cases Webinar Series Continues!

In Case You Missed It - Presentations from the Week

In the News 

'Ghost heart': Built from the scaffolding of a pig and the patient's cells, this cardiac breakthrough may soon be ready for transplant into humans

Transplantation of a human liver following 3 days of ex situ normothermic preservation



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