Next Public Health Grand Rounds
Unusual Donor Derived Transplant-associated Infections- Just How Unusual?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1pm EST.
In 2013, 28,955 organ transplants were performed in this country. Of these, 22,967 were conducted using organs procured from deceased donors. As impressive as this number may seem, the demand is even greater, with over 123,000 people currently awaiting an organ transplant. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN, attempts to increase the number of and access to transplants while working to reduce the risk of transmission of disease from organ donors to recipients. While some organ transplantations are life-saving procedures, serious illness and death can occur from undetected infections in donor organs and tissues.
Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as we present some of the common themes that have emerged in unusual transplant-transmitted infections. Specifically, we will hear about the work that CDC and partners in the organ transplantation community are actively doing to further reduce the risk of unusual transplant-associated infections.
CDC Grand Rounds Sessions
- November 18, 2014: Donor Derived Infections
- December 16th, 2014: Climate Change and Health
- January 20, 2015: Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects
- February 17, 2015: Global Polio Eradication
- March 17, 2015: Emergency Preparedness Challenges
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How Pharmacists Can Improve Health
- Million Hearts Initiative
- Hepatitis C Virus: Looking Back to Look Forward
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Prevention of HIV
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