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  • Annual ed transplant awareness6 2010

    1. 1. Completing the Circle of Care Transplant Services Center UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    2. 2. Transplant Services Center <ul><li>Texas’ Longest Continually Accredited Tissue and Eye Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Association of Tissue Banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Bank Association of America </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Transplant Services Center Coverage Area 2005 Statistics Donors: 517 Grafts Distributed: 7, 255 Bone 1,121 Corneas (includes 393 imports) 327 Sclera 400 sq ft Skin
    4. 4. What is Donation? When 13-year-old Danni was killed in a motor vehicle accident, her family chose donation. A 10-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman received the gift of sight thanks to the generosity of Danni’s gift. Many more lives were touched through the family’s donation of bone. In addition, Danni was an organ donor.
    5. 5. What Can Be Donated <ul><li>Organs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lungs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kidneys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pancreas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tissue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart for Valves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connective Tissue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Eyes </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Organ Donation <ul><li>Over 92,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 2% of all deaths have the potential to be an organ donor </li></ul>
    7. 7. Bone & Connective Tissue <ul><li>Over 300,000 individuals receive bone or connective tissue grafts each year </li></ul><ul><li>Bone allografts are available in a multitude of sizes and forms </li></ul><ul><li>Connective tissue allografts include fascia, tendons, and ligaments </li></ul>
    8. 8. Bone & Connective Tissue Christina received a bone graft to treat periodontal disease Gerry, shown here with his son, has had both knees treated with patellar allograft transplants. Kristen was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a fast growing bone cancer. The cancerous section of bone was removed & a bone graft was used to save her arm.
    9. 9. Skin Donation <ul><li>Skin allografts are used to treat major burn or soft tissue injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Skin is recovered from the back and legs </li></ul><ul><li>Transplant Services Center provides skin grafts to burn and wound care centers, first to Texas, then throughout the United States and Europe </li></ul>
    10. 10. Skin Donation Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell, U.S. Army, survived burns over half of his body suffered on 09/11/01 at the Pentagon. Pictured are LTC Birdwell and his wife meeting a member of the TSC staff. TSC provided skin allografts to the Washington Hospital Burn Center on 09/11/01 .
    11. 11. Skin Donation <ul><li>Transplant Services Center is a major provider for our men and women in the military whose injuries require treatment with allograft skin. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Skin Donation Skin Allografts provided to Brooke Army Medical Center by Transplant Services Center (2006 data is January – March)
    13. 13. Cardiovascular <ul><li>Heart Valves are used in a variety of cardiac surgery procedures to replace defective valves, especially in infants and children </li></ul><ul><li>Allograft veins are used for shunts and cardiac bypass surgeries </li></ul>
    14. 14. Cardiovascular Active children enjoying life following heart surgery and implant of a donor heart valve.
    15. 15. Eye Donation <ul><li>Over 45,000 corneal transplants occur in the United States each year. Approximately 90% of these transplants successfully restore or improve sight for individuals with severe corneal disease. Donation, within hours of death, makes corneas and sclera available for transplantation. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Eye Donation Kimberly, 28 and Bailey, 2 are both recipients of cornea transplants. Kimberly has received one transplant from a 13 year old. Bailey has received two transplants – one donor was a 6-year-old while the other came from a 48-year-old.
    17. 17. Eye Donation There is a higher demand for corneas than there are transplantable donations in North Texas.
    18. 18. Our Role in the Hospital <ul><li>Be aware of patients who are potential donors </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the patient/family choice, whatever that decision is </li></ul><ul><li>Consider our own options; talk with our families & loved ones. </li></ul><ul><li>*We thank our colleagues at the Transplant Services Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center for the information in this educational program. </li></ul>