A new paper regarding the AM program has been published in Frontiers of Immunology as part of the research topic Sensitization and Desensitization in Organ Transplantation. The article describes the AM program and contains new data on AM offer and transplant rate, as well as the 15 year graft survival in the AM program. The paper can be found here.
The 2021 spring Newsletter has been published and contains information on a number of changes in the AM program, the results from the recent survey on future HLA typing data communication, and some changes in the EPT website.
Please note that there will be a change of location for the shipment of samples. Phone numbers remain unchanged.
From the 3rd of February 2021 please send sera from AM program candidates to:
ETRL, M.J.H. van der Linden
LUMC, reception HLA laboratory
Internal postcode L2-Q
2333 ZA Leiden
We would again like to thank all participants of the 2020 virtual Extramural meeting for their attendance and for all the questions and comments we received. Please find the report of the meeting in our meetings section.
The dates for the various EPT exercises for 2021 have been sent to the participating laboratories and have been published on our website. In case one of these dates interferes with some special events, please inform us as soon as possible.
|Shipping date||Typing Dispatch (n)||Deadline Typing/XM Report||Crossmatch Dispatch*||Screening Dispatch*||Deadline screening Report|
|23-02-2021||3||09-03-2021||EPT-XM-A, B, C||EPT-Scr-A-L||06-07-2021|
|13-04-2021||3||27-04-2021||EPT-XM-D, E, F||x||x|
|15-06-2021||3||29-06-2021||EPT-XM-G, H, I||x||x|
|21-09-2021||3||05-10-2021||EPT-XM-J, K, L||x||x|
|Extra shipment 2021||Deadline XM/Typing||Deadline Screening|
The results of the Eurotransplant EPT on typing and crossmatching, samples 2020 19/20/21 and 2020 22/23/24 are published on the EPT website (www.etrl.org).
In case of inconsistencies, please inform us as soon as possible.
We would like to thank all participants of the 2020 virtual Extramural meeting for their attendance and for all the questions and comments we received. Please find all presentations of the meeting in our meetings section.
The 2020 autumn Newsletter has been published and contains information on the progress of the transition to the virtual crossmatch in Eurotransplant, some news on data extracts, the extra EPT shipment, and on a new form for AM patient updates.
Due to the Corona pandemic the Extramural meeting that was planned on the 13th of March 2020 in Mechelen, Belgium was cancelled. Since a physical meeting will not be possible in the foreseen future, the ETRL will host a virtual Extramural meeting on Wednesday the 27th of November from 9:30 till 13:00. The preliminary program is as follows:
- Overview EPT results 2019 Yvonne Zoet (ETRL)
- Patient based cases 2019 (a summary of results is published on the EPT website) Yvonne Zoet (ETRL)
- News from the TTAC Sebastiaan Heidt (ETRL)
- The road towards virtual crossmatching Sebastiaan Heidt (ETRL)
- HLA epitopes: from theory to practice Cynthia Kramer (LUMC)
The 2020 spring Newsletter has been published and contains information on the introduction of the vPRA, and an update on the EPT scheme changes due to Corona.