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Transplant Alliance Learning Series

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A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Continuing Education Credits

1 CEPTC Credit, 1 Nursing Contact Hour

A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST / 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Purpose / Goal

With the volume of patients in need of a heart transplant continuing to rise above the number of available brain-dead donors, an expansion of the donor pool is needed. During this webinar, we will hear from two centers working to do just that. We’ll discuss two methodologies being employed for utilization of DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donors and the impact it’s having on the ability to offer life-saving transplants to those in need.

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the methodologies enabling the use of hearts from DCD Donors.
  2. Identify the benefits of expanding the heart donor pool through use of DCD Donors.
  3. Discuss the impact continued advancements in the donor pool expansion may have on the heart waiting list.

Presenters

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Speaker
Zachary Kon
MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program; Surgical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program; Director, Seymour Cohn Cardiac Surgery/Heart and Lung Transplant Research Program
NYU Langone Health
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Speaker
Jacob Schroder
MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation; Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center

Moderator

Who Does This Benefit?

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.

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