Determining Eligibility of Blood Type B Candidates for Transplant with Blood Type A 2 Kidneys

When:
Thursday, October 24, 2019
3:00-4:00pm ET/ 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT           

Purpose/Goal:

Prior to the implementation of the Kidney Allocation System (KAS), blood type B candidates had a longer wait time for kidney transplantation. In 2014, the KAS authorized kidney transplant programs to list eligible candidates with blood type B to receive kidneys from deceased donors with compatible subtypes of A or AB blood groups. This change in practice ultimately improves transplant rates among disadvantaged blood group B patients. Unfortunately, an overwhelming majority of transplant programs have not taken advantage of this policy change due to a few anticipated challenges, including patient eligibility. During this webinar, we will review successful strategies for determining eligibility of ABO-B patients to receive non-A1 (A2) kidney offers as well as the potential impact that this may have on transplant wait time for kidney recipients.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify options for increasing organ offers to ABO-B patients.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of transplanting A2 kidneys into ABO-B patients.
  • Evaluate the options for implementation of A2 testing for transplant centers.

Moderator/Speakers:

  • Nicole Ali, MD
  • Rebecca Maddox (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 

 

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Webinar - Determining Eligibility of Blood Type B Candidates for Transplant with Blood Type A 2 Kidneys

  • Thursday Oct 24 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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