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Conversations with the President

In his latest blog, AST President Dr. Robert Gaston, addresses offering compensation to organ donors. He would like to hear your thoughts on this controversial topic.

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ATC Night Out
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The 2012 ATC Night Out will take place at Kings Bowling Alley on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Come bowl, dance and drink the night away with your colleagues.

Not a bowler? Kings Back Bay is a 24,000-square-foot entertainment facility complete with billiards, skeeball, shuffleboard and video games. When you just want to relax and unwind from the education-packed day, you can do so at one of their three premium bars. With more than 40 HD televisions, you can also catch your team's game from any angle! Of course no party would be complete with some fabulous food, courtesy of the Kings Back Bay full-service restaurant.

ATC Night Out tickets are available during the registration process. Reserve your ticket early, this is a limited attendance event!

Prior to May 1, 2012 - $35
After May 1, 2012 - $45

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The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and MetroHealth Medical Center, in partnership with the American Society of Transplantation (AST), have developed a survey to gain more information about the follow up care of living kidney donors.

We are asking for members to forward this survey to individuals who have donated a kidney in the United States to participate in the survey. The purpose of this survey is to ask living kidney donors to share their opinions with us so that we can better understand their needs. We hope to learn more about their experience as a living organ donor: What went well and what can be done to improve the experience of future living organ donors.

The survey will take between 20 to 40 minutes depending upon how much information you want to share. The deadline for responses is May 7, 2012.

For more information and to access the survey, please visit

AST Conversations in Transplantation

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New interview available

Highlights of the Upcoming ATC: Strategies to Safely Transition Pediatric Patients to Adult Providers

In this podcast Dr. Janet Scheel, Medical Director for Pediatric Heart Transplantation at Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses with Dr. Miriam Kaufman, Professor of Pediatrics at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and Medical Director of the Good To Go Transition Program in Canada, strategies for effective transition of pediatric patients to adult transplant programs.

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Pfizer Advancing Research in Transplantation Science (ARTS) Grant Program
Pfizer is proud to support the ARTS Grants Program - a competitive, independent, peer-reviewed program for investigators in the United States.*

To apply for research grants and learn more about the program, the PfizerARTS website ( will open for submissions on March 1, 2012 and the deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012 at midnight.

*Program open to US investigators only.


Stem cell jab that repairs liver without need for transplant to be trialed on sick British children
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Doctors have developed a pioneering treatment for liver disease that could save hundreds of lives a year and avoid the need for transplant surgery. Liver specialists desperately need new approaches to the epidemic of liver diseases that is leading to huge demand for donor livers. Eighteen British children suffering from rare and life threatening liver conditions are to receive infusions of specially treated liver cells removed from the organs of dead donors. More

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More than 120,000 Americans are now on waiting lists for an organ transplant. "Every day in this country, 17 people die without the opportunity of a transplant," said Dr. Sander Florman, director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital and AST member. "Right now, there are 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney and 17,000 for a liver," said Florman. "There are nowhere near enough organs from deceased donors for these people — living donors are the only way we'll ever be able to match this need." In 2010, 6,500 organ transplants were performed thanks to living donors. More

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Breakthrough transplant operation carried out at Birmingham hospital
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A Birmingham, U.K., hospital has carried out a pioneering operation which could save the lives of thousands of transplant patients. Medics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital used a special system to preserve the liver and kidneys inside a donor patient after they had stopped breathing. More

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Girl who received 6 organ transplant returns to school
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A girl who received six organ transplant recently returned to school. It's been a little more than two months since a 9-year old girl returned home to Hollis, Maine after undergoing a groundbreaking multi-organ transplant. Doctors gave Alannah Shevenell a 50/50 chance of surviving the surgery that replaced her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver, small bowel and a portion of her esophagus. More

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