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The Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) initiative is a nationwide programme which aims to identify pathways of injury and repair in donor organs.

 

Despite the advances made in recent years in the realms of organ donation and transplantation, a significant and widening disparity exists between organ supply and demand. This disparity is predicted to worsen over the course of the next decade making this the biggest challenge facing the transplant community today.

 

The QUOD initiative is led by Prof Rutger J Ploeg, Professor of Transplant Biology and Consultant Transplant Surgeon.

Latest Updates

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2000 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme!

31st January 2017

 

1500 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme

7th July 2016

 

1000 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme

25th November 2015

 

700 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme

10th July 2015


500 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme

21st March 2015


100 donors have now been enrolled into the QUOD programme

1st July 2014

 

 

Latest Publications

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NHS Blood and Transplant Statistics and Clinical Audit Team.

October 2011.

 

 

High survival rates of kidney transplants from spousal and living unrelated donors.

Terasaki PI, Cecka JM, Gjertson DW, Takemoto S. N Engl J Med. 1995 Aug 10;333(6):333-6.

 

 

Effects of brain death and hemodynamic status on function and immunologic activation of the potential donor liver in the rat.

van Der Hoeven JA, Ter Horst GJ, Molema G, de Vos P, Girbes AR, Postema F, Freund RL, Wiersema J, van Schilfgaarde R, Ploeg RJ Ann Surg. 2000 Dec;232(6):804-13.

 

Hormonal changes in brain death and immune activation in the donor.

Lopau K, Mark J, Schramm L, Heidbreder E, Wanner C CTranspl Int. 2000; 13 Suppl 1:S282-5.

 

 

 

Information

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NHSBT

 

See the latest NHSBT data on organ donors and demand

 

Click here to find out more

Research

 

Interested in using QUOD samples or want to find out more about sample processing?

 

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Contact Us

 

QUODs national management team is located in the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

 

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