You know these individuals. They are experienced, innovative and dedicated members of the transplant community who want to improve our nation’s transplant system. We’d like people like this to serve on our OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors and we are currently accepting nominations.
A team of researchers report in the July 30, 2015 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine that modest body cooling of kidney donors after declaration of brain death may significantly reduce the risk of delayed graft function (need for dialysis within a week after transplantation) in recipients.
In her senior-level position, Tosoc-Haskell will be responsible for monitoring performance of member institutions (transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations and histocompatibility laboratories) and their compliance with OPTN policy and bylaws and the OPTN Final Rule.
As director, Brown will be responsible for the leadership and direction of all areas of the Organ Center, from overseeing daily operations, to maintaining the Organ Center’s performance metrics and quality improvement initiatives.