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We hope you will use this collection of links for accessing resources and useful information. If you know of any useful resources related to our field, please send your suggestions . While we strive to check the validity of the links, web sites come and go, or move quite frequently. If any link operates incorrectly, please let us know so that it can be corrected.

Clinical and Transplantation

clinical information and transplant organizations

  • Articles - a free, fast, and easy-to-use Web site designed to keep medical professionals informed of daily clinical developments. Each morning, the top Allergy and Immunology articles in surgery/transplantation and other specialties are aggregated from hundreds of premier medical journals.
  • Allied Learning Center - FACT has created an Allied Learning Center that provides a centralized resource for organizations to quickly and easily obtain online modules applicable to their operations and/or training needs from all organizations affiliated with the cellular therapy community. FACT encourages accredited organizations to utilize these educational activities to maintain knowledge of industry practices and regulations.
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide [The Netherlands]
  • The Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) is an international clinical research consortium founded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with additional support from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), whose mission is to accelerate the clinical development of immune tolerance therapies. The ITN develops, implements, and conducts trials of novel immune tolerance therapies in type 1 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, solid organ and islet transplantation, and allergy and asthma. ITN trials look beyond the traditional endpoints of safety and efficacy, building into each trial a complementary set of genetic, cellular, and immunological studies that explore the underlying mechanisms of tolerance and disease.
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association - The International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) is a professional organization of individuals in the field of pediatric transplantation.
  • Medical Matrix-Guide to Internet Clinical Medicine Resources
  • MedScape - a robust and integrated multi-specialty medical information and education tool. You may choose a personal Medscape home page from an assortment of specialty sites including Transplantation, primary care medicine sites, and nonclinical sites such as "Money & Medicine" or "Humor & Medicine." Requires a simple, one time, free registration. Excellent source for review of current medical literature, access to electronic journals, and CE programs (mostly free).
  • National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
  • American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation (AFDT) (formerly SEOPF)
  • Transplant Pathology Internet Services (TPIS) at the University of Pittsburgh - a great source of transplant-related information and educational resources -- download the updated HLA Matchmaker Software by Rene Duquesnoy, Ph.D.
  • Transweb: An Internet Resource Devoted to Transplantation and Donation
  • UNOS
  • Alliance for Paired Donation
  • The Cord Blood Center - The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells.
  • A free downloadable guide for parents to be able to reference and walk them through the donating/banking process and user friendly content relating to cord blood and how cord blood banking works can be found on
  • UNOS Connect - transplant educational materials

Government and Regulations

CLIA, HCFA, OSHA, MSDS's, Federal Register and more

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly HCFA)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In total, CLIA covers approximately 260,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program.
  • Federal Register - search for rules and regulations here.
  • OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidance - contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards.
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS; formerly MSDS) - Free access to database of Safety Data Sheets by the largest manufacturers and suppliers of life science and specialty chemicals.  Enter part or all of a product/chemical name to find SDS documents from all suppliers; include manufacturer to find a manufacturer-specific SDS.
  • - Presented by the Library of Congress, is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

Immunology and Societies

Immunology resources and links to related organizations

Journals and Libraries

tables of contents, abstracts and full-text articles; Medline



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