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American Society of Transplantation (AST)


alison amegatcher

ALISON AMEGATCHER, RN, CCTC
UCLA Health System
Los Angeles, California, USA

aamegatcher@mednet.ucla.edu


The American Society of Transplantation (AST) offers patients information on their website about healthy living via patient education brochures (downloadable as PDF files). These brochures have been recognized by the National Library of Medicine as an authoritative source of patient information on transplantation. They also cover topics about solid organ and islet cell transplantation, as well as general topics of concern to transplant patients and their care givers. This information is available at http://www.a-s-t.org/content/patient-information.

The transition from pediatric to adult care presents several challenges for transplant recipients and their care givers. AST features several articles and resources to guide this transition at: http://www.a-s-t.org/content/ast-pcop-web-resources-transition-adult-care.

Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals will also find helpful resources on the site, particularly AST's unique Communities of Practice. These communities are "autonomous groups within AST that participate in projects important to a specific specialty area." Check out the website to join for more details at www.a-s-t.org/communities-of-practice.



Disclosure Statement: The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Disclaimer: the author is a member of the AST Pediatric Community of Practice.