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Meet our new Project Manager

We welcome Aly Flowers as the new UKODTRN Project Manager. Aly takes over the role vacated by Robyn Challis and is responsible for the day-to-day management, co-ordination and delivery of our activities. Aly also provides support to Co-Director Karen Rockell in her work and will do for the fellow Co-Director when that role is filled. […]

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MELODY: What’s the antibody effect of Covid vaccines in transplant patients? (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

As the NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation Week ends, UKODTRN highlights one more incredible research study. The MELODY, Mass Evaluation of Lateral flow immunOassays for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodY responses in immunosuppressed people, study used home antibody testing to improve the understanding of responses to COVID-19 vaccinations in individuals receiving immunosuppression. See more […]

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QUOD: The vital role it plays in transplant research (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

As we near the end of NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation Week, we highlight the vital part QUOD, Quality In Organ Donation, plays in transplantation research. The QUOD programme facilitates research into organ donation and transplantation by providing researchers with samples (e.g: blood, urine and tissue) and clinical data from appropriately consented/authorised organ donors. […]

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DeFat: How removing fat from donor livers can aid transplantation (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

This study examines defatting donor transplant livers during the process of normothermic perfusion, which preserves the organ before transplantation, and is being led by Dr Hussain Abbas, Clinical Research Fellow at Oxford University. This study’s long term goal is to create more suitable livers for transplantation. Liver disease is the third leading cause of premature […]

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E-CLAD UK: Tackling anti-rejection in lung transplant patients (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

As UKODTRN continues to highlight NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation Week, we look at the E-CLAD UK clinical trial. This aims to find out if a therapy called Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) can be used to successfully treat chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) – also called chronic rejection. The clinical trial, funded by the National […]

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OuTSMART: Treating kidney transplant patients with antibodies (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

To continue highlighting Organ Donation Week, we focus on the work on the OuTSMART, Optimised TacrolimuS and MMF for HLA Antibodies after Renal Transplantation, research study led by Professor Anthony Dorling of King’s College, London. To find out more see here      

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SIGNET: How this aims to help transplant patients (Organ Donation Week, 09/23)

To underline the importance of NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation Week, UKODTRN is summarising some key transplant research studies. Today we focus on the SIGNET, Statins for Improving orGaN outcome in Transplantation, randomised controlled trial which, when completed, will be the largest of its type in organ donation in the world. The study has […]

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Transplant research highlighted as Organ Donation Week begins (09/23)

UKODTRN is proud to support NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation Week which raises awareness of the ongoing need for organ donors. Please see a brief welcome from our Co-Director, Professor Lorna Marson, introducing our series of short infographics this week highlighting the work of organ transplant research studies and trials. An integral part of […]

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