Tolerance: One transplant for life

Tatsuo Kawai, Joseph Leventhal, Joren C. Madsen, Samuel Strober, Laurence A. Turka*, Kathryn J. Wood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recently, The Transplantation Society convened a workshop to address the question, "What do we need to have in place to make tolerance induction protocols a 'standard of care' for organ transplant recipients over the next decade?" In a productive 2-day meeting, there was wide-ranging discussion on a broad series of topics, resulting in five consensus recommendations as follows: (1) establish a registry of results for patients enrolled in tolerance trials; (2) establish standardized protocols for sample collection and storage; (3) establish standardized biomarkers and assays; (4) include children 12 years and older in protocols that have been validated in adults; and (5) establish a task force to engage third-party payers in discussions of how to fund tolerance trials. Future planned workshops will focus on progress in implementing these recommendations and identifying other steps that the community needs to take.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2014

Keywords

  • Life
  • Tolerance
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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