Due to the increasing challenges in the context of COVID-19 in our donor hospitals, NHS Blood & Transplant Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation (NHSBT-OTDT) and the QUOD team have decided to pause all QUOD sampling in the UK until further notice.
that this will reduce pressure on the workforce at these difficult times.
Nurses in Organ Donation and NORS teams are kindly requested to keep new QUOD
boxes with an unbroken seal shelved until we are able to resume the sampling
and QUOD thank all SN-ODs and NORS team members for their commitment and
We are very pleased to roll out the first centralised listing of all known publications and presentations based on research using QUOD samples and data! Visit this new website section to peruse details from all 17 presentations and 2 publications (with one more known to be in process for publication).
As we are made aware of more presentations, we will announce via news posts and update the master listing.
Researchers may also be interested in the master list of approved projects and current known statuses.
Congratulations to Professor Rutger Ploeg who was recognised by UEMS Europe at the ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) Congress 2019 in Copenhagen with the first-ever Honorary Diploma of the Division of Transplant Surgery for his lifetime achievements in transplant surgery research and training.