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ITNS Call for Nominations
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Are you devoted to the vision of ITNS? Do you have a desire to contribute to your association's development? Build your professional reputation and share your expertise by applying to join the ITNS Board of Directors in 2015. Leaders are responsible for guiding the association, anticipating change in the transplant environment and addressing the interests and needs of members.

If you are interested in applying for a leadership position and becoming a vital part in shaping the future of transplant nursing, review the information about becoming a candidate. The deadline to receive completed candidate applications is Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (USA).
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Online registration is open for the ITNS Summer Symposium!
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Calling all transplant professionals! Don't miss the premier transplant education event where you can earn up to 17 contact hours! Register before May 4 to save $75!

By attending the Summer Symposium you can Register online today!

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2015 Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest
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Why I Celebrate My Transplant Nurse
Nominations due by Friday, 13 March 2015


As appreciation of this important day grows, ITNS is committed to creating more opportunities for nurses to celebrate their contributions. In April 2006, ITNS created Transplant Nurses Day to raise awareness of the unique contributions transplant nurses make in the lives of the people with whom they work, especially their patients. The celebration takes place the third Wednesday in April, this year 15 April, and recognizes the skill and commitment of transplant nurses around the world. The Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest allows patients to nominate an ITNS transplant nurse who has made a difference in their lives.

Help ITNS spread the word! Feel free to print the contest brochure and display it at your hospital or workplace. Encourage your patients to nominate an ITNS member for this prestigious award!

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Cancer deaths are higher among organ transplant recipients
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are working to better understand how patients who receive life-saving organ transplants can be spared from dying of cancer many years later. Transplant patients are 3-5 times more likely to develop cancer than the general population.
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Pig organ transplants back in the spotlight as cell research moves to trial stage
Full-Time Whistle
A specific type of pig cell could soon be transplanted into humans, according to a senior immunology researcher, reigniting the prospect of pig organs ultimately being used in life-saving operations.
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Pioneering transplant surgery sees man receive 5 new internal organs at same time
The Daily Mirror
A man had five internal organ transplants in a rare and pioneering life-saving operation — and doctors expect him to lead a normal life. Czech Bartolomej Pesta, 60, is feeling finer than he has for years after the surgery to give him a new stomach, small intestine, spleen, pancreas and liver shortly before Christmas.
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How good is the US nursing job market? Depends on where you are
FierceHealthcare
Nursing jobs are frequently cited as among the most in-demand professions, but the reality is more complex, according to Boston.com. For example, although Massachusetts has large numbers of nursing students in search of a job, the ease of obtaining one varies by region, with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reporting that in 2013, nursing schools in the South had a 68 percent job offer rate for graduates, compared to 59 percent in the Midwest, 50 percent in the Northeast and 47 percent in the West.
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'Revolutionary' organ transplant method trials go well in Groningen
NL Times
A "revolutionary" new transplant method now used by the University Medical Center in Groningen means that 10 to 20 percent more people can get a donor organ, RTL Nieuws reports. A special department in the hospital can not only better preserve organs intended for transplant, but also "repair" them. In this department organs are treated with oxygen-rich liquid and nutrients, as if they were still in a living body, transplant surgeon Robert Porte said to the newspaper. This means that there will be more organs of a better quality available.
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3D-printed organs, the future of transplants
GMA News
In the Philippines, even though they have the technology, they lack donors to keep up with the demand. However, engineering and medicine have joined forces and have developed the technology that will allow scientists to use 3D printing to create artificial organs.
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Is the organ transplant cup half-full or half-empty?
By Alan Kelsky
JAMA Surgery recently released an original investigation called "Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplant in The United States." The results are quite amazing, showing that organ transplants have contributed to more than 2 million years of life saved across 25 years. The evidence is clear that transplanting organs adds years of life, and that recipients can enjoy, for the most part, a good quality of life. But more organs are needed to meet increasing demand for transplants that proved themselves viable and new ones being worked on in laboratories.
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