COVID-19 Vaccine Recent Developments and Recommendations for Transplant Patients

January 15, 2021

At TIBI and at Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), we believe that rapid communication of information about COVID-19 vaccination to transplant patients and ongoing monitoring of patient outcomes are two important ways to keep patients safe as we move forward into 2021. 

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.

Television and Medicine: Patients, Donors, and Medical Professionals Respond to New CBS Sitcom about Living Donation

November 20, 2020

On November 5th, five million people watched the premiere of a new CBS show about living donation! B Positive is a new comedy sitcom following one man’s living donation journey. Drew, a therapist and single dad, is shocked to find out his kidneys are failing and he’s in urgent need of a transplant. With a rare blood type and lacking friends or family to ask to be his donor, Drew feels hopeless until he runs into an old high school acquaintance—Gina. Gina spontaneously offers to be his donor in her quest to do something bigger than herself.  

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