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Educational Videos for the Transplant Community

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons has created 30 minute educational videos for individuals contemplating living organ donation or transplantation. The videos feature actual donors and recipients who share their experience.  These specialized videos are meant to be utilized as a first step in educating potential living donors and recipients (and their family and friends) before their initial clinic visit, and subsequently come to the appointment with any remaining questions. We hope you find them useful.

Living Kidney Donation: What You Need to Know
English / Spanish 
Kidney Transplantation: A Guide for Patients and their Families
English / Spanish 
Living Liver Donation: What Are the Risks and Benefits
English / Spanish 

Click here to order DVDs or contact Joyce Williams in the ASTS national office at asts@asts.org or 703.414.7870.

Each video is copyrighted for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and cannot be replicated or duplicated.

CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

Use the following link, http://innovations.cms.gov/  to access the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) website. The website serves as the primary vehicle for submissions of proposed projects and information and updates on the CMMI process. CMMI is focused on three priorities for innovative ideas: 1) Patient Care Models, 2) Seamless and Coordinated Care Models, and 3) Community and Population Health Models.

CenterSpan

CenterSpan Listserv is an email based forum for transplant professionals to exchange ideas, clinical dilemmas, and unusual cases. All posts are first reviewed by the moderators to ensure that the activity is always manageable and subscribers do not have to fear unnecessary, inflammatory or inappropriate postings. The are more than 400 subscribers from all around the world. CenterSpan is sponsored by ASTS.

Other News

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