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The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) strongly stands on the foundation of equality for all. Equality for every human being, regardless of race, economic status, gender, age, creed, or sexual orientation is at the core of who we are.

The recent events surrounding George Floyd’s tragic death has enhanced the spotlight on the issue of racial inequality, specifically with the African American community. As nurses, we believe that the conversation must continue towards concrete action to address racial disparities and to assure that social determinants of health are actively and intentionally addressed within the United States’ healthcare system.

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Cell-free DNA in Kidney Transplantation – What Nurses Need to Know

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Join ITNS Industry Relations Council Member, Natera, to hear from Mayon Ashton, MSN, RMN, RN-BC on what nurses need to know about cell-free DNA in kidney transplantation.

This presentation will review the basics of genetics leading into the use of Cell-free DNA (cfDNA). cfDNA is the term used to describe the small fragments of DNA that occur naturally and circulate in the bloodstream.

Advanced technology of using cfDNA has improved testing and screening options for transplant recipients. Donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) can assess the amount of cell-free DNA in an organ recipient's blood that originates from the donor. Elevated levels of cfDNA in the recipients blood may signify an increase in cell death from kidney injury and/or rejection.

Because patients are curious about this test, this presentation will cover patient education points for transplant coordinators.

Webinar Objectives:
• Understand the basics of cell-free DNA testing,
• Appreciate the benefits to kidney patients, and
• Become familiar with how to provide patient education on cell-free DNA testing.

Speaker: Mayon Ashton, MSN, RMN, RN-BC
Ms. Ashton is an Advanced Practice Nurse at Largo Medical Center in Largo, FL. She has 19 years of nursing experience and many of those in kidney transplant, including pre and post transplant coordinator experience with the last six years exclusively in post-transplant.

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Does your organization have a job opening available for healthcare workers interested in transplantation? Please post your available transplant positions on the ITNS web site Career Opportunities page. Reach high-quality candidates through the ITNS Career Center and their alliance with the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN). The NHCN links job boards of leading healthcare associations – the preferred resource for healthcare talent.
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Interested in advertising on the ITNS Career Center? Contact Mary Paulson for more information at mpaulson@itns.org. Are you thinking about changing jobs but would like to remain within the transplantation field? Visit Career Opportunities frequently for new openings. Job seekers can post their professional profile for free!