January 19, 2020

With 2020 winding down, let’s take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year for the transplant and living donation community. Together with our partners, we launched the COVID-19 Kidney / Transplant Listening and Resource Center, designed new education for living donors and transplant recipients in partnership with the community, presented our work on digital storytelling and innovative education tools at talks and conferences hosted by the American Transplant Congress, Astellas Pharma Inc., One Lambda Inc., the 2020 Canadian Society of Transplantation Virtual Forum, and continued training new researchers and scientists in the field. We also published more than 20 new papers, book chapters, abstracts, and commentaries. This year we faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were able to pull together to meet those challenges in new and innovative ways to support highly at-risk patients. The transition to the remote environment has led us to some of our best projects yet!

Visible Hydrogels For Rapid Hemorrhage Control and Monitoring

December 21, 2020
(LOS ANGELES) – There are many different events which may lead to excessive and uncontrolled bleeding within the body. This can occur as a result of inflammation and ulcerations, abnormalities in the blood vessels or trauma-related injuries. Individuals with predisposing conditions, such as cardiac patients, are at particular risk of internal bleeding due to the anticoagulants they are often prescribed as a preventive measure. They are also prone to gastrointestinal bleeds, affecting 40% of patients who are on cardiac assistance devices. In addition to the need for an effective treatment for these conditions, there are also indications for controlling the blood flow that contribute to aneurysms and tumor cell vascularization.

TREC, TIBI, & One Lambda Inc. Launch Mass Media Campaign to Promote Living Donation

November 25, 2020

The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), in partnership with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and One Lambda Inc., on October 21st launched a 6-month mass media campaign to raise awareness about the Living Donation Storytelling Project. The campaign seeks to reach kidney and transplant patients, living donors, and nephrology, dialysis, and transplant professionals across the nation to help them learn about the innovative educational resources available through the Living Donation Storytelling Project. The Living Donation Storytelling Project is an online digital library of video stories recorded by real living donors, recipients, family members, and those in need of a kidney.

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