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Periodically the Division of Transplantation (DoT) emails a bulletin sharing information about research projects funded through DoT. Find past bulletins below and sign up to receive future bulletins HRSA Exit Disclaimer. We hope you’ll share these with your organ donation or research colleagues.

 

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How can we implement donor registration in primary care settings?

The November 2018 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 276 KB) demonstrates ways for primary care providers and staff to educate patients about organ, eye, and tissue donation and encourage them to sign up as donors. The two projects highlighted added nearly 1,000 donor designations to state registries.

 

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How can we increase donor registration rates among African Americans?

Read the July 2018 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 957 KB)to learn about research projects that brought organ and tissue donation education to African Americans in their fraternities, sororities, and churches. These projects added 505 new registrations to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

 

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How can we bridge barriers in kidney transplant education?

The April 2018 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 724 KB) highlights two projects that looked at ways to make transplant education more accessible to low-income and Hispanic/Latino individuals.

 

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Need to educate ESRD patients about their transplant options?

The January 2018 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 194 KB) highlights two grant projects that found that tailoring  living donor kidney transplant education to patients’ readiness to pursue living and deceased donation can result in more knowledgeable patients who are more willing to take steps toward transplantation. This is the first in a two-part series exploring tactics for educating patients about living donor kidney transplant.

 

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Organ Donation Online: How Can Social Media Be Used to Create Donor Registrations?

The September 2017 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 441 KB) is the second in a two-part series highlighting strategies that increased donor registrations among college students. The projects in this newsletter focused on creating a new social media campaign and adding a social media component to an existing campaign. Combined, they added more than 11,000 new registrations.

 

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Schooling their peers: Can students encourage others on campus to register?

The June 2017 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 324 KB) summarizes the outcome of three grant projects focused on college students in New York State. The projects added more than 5,000 donor registrations to the New York registry and found effective ways to increase registrations among 18- to 24-year-olds.

 

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What are the most effective DMV outreach tactics?

The March 2017 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 452 KB) provides details of two research projects focused on tactics to increase donor registrations at DMVs. The New York and Michigan projects evaluated the effectiveness of point-of-decision materials, donor registration volunteers at DMVs, DMV staff training, and mandating that DMV staff ask the donor registration question to every customer.

 

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Want to Drive Donation Decisions at DMVs?

Read the January 2017 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 498 KB), the first in a two-part series exploring projects that tested ways to increase the rates at which people register at the DMV. Part 1 features projects in Florida and West Virginia that increased registration rates, added 9,600 additional donor registrations to state registries, and identified strategies that work at the DMV.

 

 

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Looking for effective ways to reach the 50+ crowd?

Read the November 2016 Grant Bulletin (PDF - 565 KB) to learn the results of three grant projects that tested ways to encourage adults ages 50 and older to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The projects summarized in this bulletin added 4,501 donor registrations to state registries.

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