The American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN)℠ seeks to help researchers develop a new generation of medications that are safer and more effective, develop new tests to help doctors optimize medication therapy for each individual patient, and eliminate the chance that the recipient's body will reject an organ. It's possible to develop new mobile apps that will significantly improve survival rates by directly engaging patients in managing their prescribed medication regimen. It's possible to engineer new organs using stem cells that have been genetically modified to suppress organ rejection. All of this is possible, but only if we have the necessary support for research.
Federal support of medical research has to be spread across a wide range of therapy areas like cancer, allergies and infectious diseases, and organ-specific diseases, along with organ transplantation research. The percentage of funds allocated to transplantation and immunology research has declined in recent years, as funds are spread thinner and thinner to cover more areas.
We need the help of the American public to build a pool of research funding to continue the great work being done.
The fastest and most effective way to support the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) is to make a donation to support TIRN research projects.
Donations are collected through and managed by the AST, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law; consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. When you follow the donation link, you will be redirected to the AST website to process your donation and you will receive a confirmation email outlining the details of your tax-deductible donation.
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