Covid-19 QUOD Update

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.

We hope that this will reduce pressure on the workforce at these difficult times.

Specialist 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 for QUOD.

NHSBT and QUOD thank all SN-ODs and NORS team members for their commitment and continued support.

Publications & Presentations: November 2019

QUOD publication printing press

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.

Did we miss a presentation or publication? Please let us know by emailing

5th National QUOD Symposium – 18 November 2019

We would like to invite you to the 2019 Autumn QUOD Symposium to be held in Manchester.

If you are interested in the pursuit of improvement of outcomes after transplantation through translational science, please register and join us for:

  • Consortium Research Presentations
  • Operational Highlights
  • Upcoming Developments
  • Partner Announcements


  • 12pm Arrival and registration
  • 12.15pm Networking and buffet lunch
  • 1pm Symposium starts

Full programme to follow.

Register Here!