A regional team exists in each of 8 QUOD partner centres, led by a Principal Investigator, and includes a Regional Operational Coordinator (ROC), retrieval team members and a lead SNOD. The ROC is a health-care professional based at the designated QUOD centre.
Their responsibilities include:
- Receipt of the QUOD box containing the donor samples following organ retrieval
- Processing of the QUOD samples
- Accessing the QUOD database to enter QUOD donor details and the samples collected
- Arranging transfer of the samples to the QUOD hub in Oxford