Organ Donation and Disease Transmission

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
2:00pm-3:00pm ET/ 11:00am - 12:00pm PT         


During this webinar, we will review the types of diseases that can be spread to recipients through organ transplantation with emphasis on the concept of anticipated transmissions vs. unanticipated transmissions. While disease transmission from a donor to a recipient mostly stems from infections, malignancies can also be quite impactful. Join us to hear from a leading expert in the field to learn more about disease transmission and the significant impact that the COVID-19/SARS-CoV2 pandemic has had on organ donation.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • List two examples of expected disease transmissions and two examples of unanticipated disease transmissions.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of different testing methods for possible disease transmissions.
  • Design a plan to evaluate donors for SARS-COV2 testing.


  • Marian G Michaels MD, MPH, FAST
  • Dan Lebovitz (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 - Organ Donation and Disease Transmission

  • Tuesday Sep 22 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM