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UNOS support cited in New England Journal of Medicine study

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.

Henrisa Tosoc-Haskell named Director of Member Quality

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.

Roger Brown named Director of UNOS Organ Center

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.

Liver public forum: Final Agenda and Presentations Available

The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee is sponsoring an educational forum June 22, 2015, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel near Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, to seek additional public input on concepts intended to increase equity in access to liver transplantation.

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