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Making a Match: The Science of Transplantation
POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2021
An overview of the laboratory testing performed to assess compatibility of potential donors with patients waiting for a kidney transplant. The journey of blood samples through the testing process will be discussed, to include tissue typing, antibody detection and crossmatching, to identify how donors and recipients are matched.
Presented by Deborah Pritchard, a Consultant Clinical Scientist working at the Transplant Laboratories at the Welsh Blood Service (Cardiff) and Southmead Hospital (Bristol). Deb has worked in transplant laboratory testing since 2004, with a particular interest in kidney transplantation and external quality assessment of laboratory results. She has a BSc in Biology, a postgraduate diploma in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, and is currently completing a PhD.
The Challenges of Directed Altruistic Donation, recorded 6 March, 2021, with Frank Dor, Sandie Shokar and Lisa Burnapp. Click here to view the Zoom recording.
The UK Kidney Sharing Schemes, recorded 22 April, 2021, with Lisa Mumford of NHS Blood and Transplant. Click here to view the Zoom recording