IIAM Graduates to Therapeutic Applications in a new collaboration with Ambys Medicines!

IIAM and Ambys Medicines have entered into an exciting collaboration for therapeutic application in treating patients with acute and chronic liver failure. Ambys is proud to partner with IIAM and its expansive OPO network in obtaining non-transplantable livers from donors where viable cells can be isolated and expanded through Ambys’Continue reading

IIAM Hires former UNOS Manager, Shannon Edwards, as the new IIAM Regional Director – East Coast

It is with great excitement that we announce Shannon Edwards as the IIAM Regional Director – East Coast!  Shannon brings a wealth of experience to IIAM.  Many of you know Shannon from her nearly 17 years at UNOS, most recently as Manager, Policy and Community Relations and preceded by roles in Regional Administration (RA); includingContinue reading

IIAM Donor Lungs Support COVID-19 Study

Lungs obtained through IIAM for the NIH-funded LungMAP project have contributed to a new study helping GE scientists learn more about the effects of COVID-19 to enable the development of better treatments for patients suffering from this virus. Click here for full press release  

NEW: IIAM Article on Neonatal Donation

Organ and tissue donation is a life-saving and life-enhancing act made by families who have lost a loved one…

Where You Place Your Organs Matters — A Great Deal

Everyone who reads this story is engaged in a noble cause; but it’s also a business. With more demand than ever for research organs, specifically livers, the decisions made by OPOs and the partnerships they forge can impact outcomes and future expectations.

OPO’s Commitment to Research Yields Impactful Returns

Carolina Donor Services (CDS) is ideally positioned to provide non-transplantable organs to one of the most prominent research hubs in the U.S. Early in 2019, IIAM partnered with leadership at the OPO to maximize the placement of more organs for medical research.

eReferral Updates Continue to Reduce OPO Wait Times

Based on suggestions from our partners, IIAM has continued to make system upgrades that improve our entire referral process — the latest of which enables any referring OPO to update referrals electronically.

IIAM Hires Six New Placement Coordinators

To properly manage the increase in referrals, IIAM promoted Brian Bush to Team Leader and expanded its Placement Coordinator team to a total of 15 people.

Andrea Haines an “Easy Choice” for nPOD Hero Award

IIAM is proud to announce that Placement Coordinator Andrea Haines received the 10th annual Hero Award, which was presented by the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD).

IIAM Research Placements Led to a Banner Year for Accomplishments in Medical Research

As 2020 unfolds, we review the significance of major research initiatives from the past year and renew our commitment to strengthening the partnerships that have led to these achievements.

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