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April 4, 2020
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National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by
Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April each year, National Donate Life Month helps to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
(click on banner to register as an organ donor with the National Donor Registry) 

Just in time to help with transplant safety in the world of COVID-19 concerns and best practices, our friends at CareDx have launched a new service, RemoTraC, providing in-home blood draws - see announcement  below. 
  Breaking news . . . 
TRIO urges everyone to be careful and offers concern and support for those affected by the COVID-19 virus . . .
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New in-home blood draw service launched by CareDx

     In response to the COVID-19 crisis, CareDx launched RemoTraC: Home-based blood draws for transplant patients. RemoTraC is available to all patients who want their transplant monitoring lab tests to be drawn from the comfort of their home by trained mobile phlebotomists. 
RemoTraC includes AlloSure and/or AlloMap, CareDx's surveillance tests, along with a panel of routine tests.
     Patients can sign up for RemoTraC through an easy to use webpage:
     Once enrolled in RemoTraC, a CareDx Patient Care Manager will coordinate with your transplant center and contact you by phone to schedule an appointment. Prior to the appointment, we will mail you a test kit. A licensed mobile technician will then come to your home, take a blood sample, and deliver the sample to the lab for processing.
     CareDx will fully cover the cost of the mobile phlebotomist, and will ensure you pay no additional out-of-pocket expenses beyond what you typically pay for these tests.

Transplant Games to be Resc heduled 

Quickly find financial assistance from charitable foundations

Shared by TRIO board member, Lorrinda:
     A service provided by the PAN Foundation to help patients of many diseases financial support is available at FundFinder ( or click on the FundFinder logo here. 
     To select organ transplant, scroll down to the 'S's' for 'Solid organ transplant' (or any other health condition of interest) to register for a search and later notification if opportunities open up.

Organ Transplant: 'Essential' Surgery in a Time of Pandemic 
- Centers describe the tough choices, strategies, and outcomes they're seeing

"We have to balance the risks of postponing surgery with the risks of not only the surgical procedure but also the risk of potentially being exposed or potentially contracting the virus," said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recommended limiting all nonessential planned surgeries and procedures until further notice, but identified transplants as Tier 3b procedures that should not be postponed if possible.

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TRIO Awarded 2020 Platinum Seal

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