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NEW! UNOS Histocompatibility Learning Series

Two new UNOS offerings have been released:
1. HLA Typing – Are you my type?
2. All About HLA Antibodies

Summary
Transplanted cells, tissues and organs are seen as foreign to the immune system and can potentially have severe consequences to an organ recipient. What the immune system of the organ recipient sees as foreign are the mismatched, or non-self, HLA proteins of the organ. HLA proteins that are matched between donor and organ recipient can reduce rejection risk and improve organ survival. Thus, the identification of donor-recipient combinations with better HLA matches is important. A major function of the HLA laboratory is the identification, characterization and monitoring of HLA antibodies pre- and post-transplant. Understanding a patient’s HLA antibody status is important to ensure a safe transplant and for helping to guide post-transplant care. These two courses will discuss the basics of HLA typing and HLA antibodies and how this information is used to guide pre- and post-transplant care.

Access
Locate these courses in UNOS Connect by clicking the Learning Series tab on the left of your home page after logging into UNOS Connect. You can also find the courses within the course catalog under the Histo category, click on the course title HST105 “HLA Typing – Are you my type” and HST106: “All about HLA antibodies” to register. Click the Entrance Survey to begin.

Each course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Continuing Education Information
As a designated Approved Provider by ABTC, UNOS will grant 0.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC) for each course completed. Once you complete the exit survey, your certificate will be available on your transcript.

Interested in additional instructional offerings?
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