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The Alliance Conversation Series
Donor-Derived Infections and the Promise of Organ Donation

Presented on: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: In this session, we will discuss infections in organ donors and the risk of transmission to recipients. We will review current donor screening requirements. There will also be a summary of our understanding of the epidemiology of donor-derived infections and how this information has identified donors that can be used safely.


  • Describe current requirements for living and deceased donor screening for infections.
  • Discuss the epidemiology of donor-derived infectious diseases transmission.
  • Outline opportunities to improve utilization of infected organ donors
Michael Ison
Michael G. Ison
Professor Division of Infectious Disease and Organ Transplant, Medical Director – Transplant and Immunocompromised Host
Northwestern Medicine

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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