Dear colleagues and friends,
I am delighted to present you the 2020 Global report, the most comprehensive report that we have prepared so far, including data and information extracted from the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT).
On the one hand, this report presents the activity data on donation and transplantation at global, regional and country level, and also shows data related to the organ waiting lists, and donation and transplantation practices compared to the previous year, before the pandemic (2019).
I would like to highlight that the report addresses some pieces of information about legal aspects and organizational systems in place. This is the first time that this type of data are presented from 104 contributing Member States.
|Session 1: Qualifying a composite surrogate for long-term graft loss after kidney transplantation
|Session 2: RWE use in transplant clinical trials
|Session 3: Future endpoints in kidney transplantation
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 better improve access and transparency in transplantation, with an emphasis on 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.
The 15th Congress of the International Society for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (ISVCA) was successfully held in Cancun, Mexico (June 4-6, 2022). The theme of the meeting was “Miracle and Magic of VCA.”
More than 400 participants from 21 countries participated in the Congress, of which the scientific program of the main congress spanned two days of sessions. These highlighted world updates in VCA, including successful outcomes and complications as well as progress in experimental research and innovative advances with clinical impact. Special breakout sessions included those on psychosocial aspects, economics, bioethical dilemmas and policy considerations in the field.
Abstracts were submitted from various VCA centers across the world, including promising clinical studies, experimental work on transplant immunology, and novel strategies for immunomodulation and graft surveillance. Seven (7) abstracts were selected for the prestigious TTS Abstract Travel Awards.TTS Abstract Travel Award Winners:
IN VIEW: PEOPLE IN TRANSPLANTATION - Beatriz Dominguez-Gil
Question: As the Director General of the Spanish National Transplant Organization (ONT), you oversee the world’s most recognized organ Donation and Transplantation structure, the Spanish Model. What is the secret of your and the organization’s success?
Response: It is common to believe that convincing the population to donate is the fundamental aspect for increasing deceased donation rates. However, when donation is low in a given jurisdiction, this is not because of the people; it is because the healthcare system is doing something wrong. These are not my words, but those of my predecessor as Director of ONT, Dr Rafael Matesanz.1 This was very early understood in Spain: the key for success to increase organ donation—and transplant opportunities—is an exquisite management of the process of deceased donation, a process of high complexity ...
Don't miss meeting Beatriz at the TTS 2022 (click for details)
Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Recipients With SARS-CoV-2 ReinfectionsGet informed about COVID-19 reinfection after kidney transplantation by the study by Basic-Jukic et al. From their work, it is clear that further work is urgently needed to better understand #COVID reinfections. .
@MonaDoshiMD et al. studied the potential impact of removing race from kidney donor risk index (KDRI) calculator in response to recent events of racial injustice.
The Role of Donor Sex in Females Undergoing Repeat Kidney Transplant: Does Prior Donor Sex Matter?
The Asian Society of Transplantation will fund a research project that contributes to our understanding of the impact of sex and/or gender in transplantation using “Asian Society Transplant Registry-Women in transplantation-kidney transplantation (ASTREG-WIT-KT) data.”
ASTREG-WIT-KT is an online registry for data collection and analysis of gender disparity across Asia-Pacific countries. It was borne out of WIT's Pillar 2, which focuses on sex and gender research as it related to solid organ transplantation.
Any epidemiologic, clinical studies using this data will be considered for this grant.
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