Sister Transplant Centers

Six Years of Collaboration on ISN-TTS-STC Program Help Transforms Kidney Transplant Facilities in India

Thanks to generous and dedicated support from the Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Italy, the St. John's Medical College and Hospital in India has now graduated from the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program after completing a fulfilling six-year journey. The long-term goals of the collaboration were to optimize transplant outcomes and develop a sustainable...

Announcing the Winner of the 2022 Schrier Award

Healthcare professionals from the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Belarus, and the Universitatsklinikum Charité, Germany involved in the ISN SRC Program The ISN is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Schrier Award, which recognizes the most deserving partnership from recently graduated ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers...

Announcing Three New ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Partnerships and One Graduating Pair

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce the results from the latest round of applications to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program. Six centers will work in pairs over the next few years toward creating new kidney transplant centers and developing existing kidney transplant programs in the emerging health centers: Mittaphab Hospital, Laos,...

Ten Days Left to Apply to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

Apply to the Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program here. The deadline is October 15, 2021. The Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program, a joint initiative of the ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS), fosters global partnerships between health centers to improve treatment and outcomes for kidney transplant patients in low-resource settings. A sister center partnership set up...

Sister Renal Centers Trio Experience

Emerging Institution: Susana López de Valencia, Colombia; Supporting Institution: Fundación Valle del Lili (FVL), Colombia Mentoring Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital. The Sister Renal Centers Trio collaboration aimed to improve pediatric nephrology in the Southwest region of Colombia through training and initiatives. Through the program, staff from SLV visited Boston Children’s Hospital to receive training. The emerging center benefitted...

Sister Transplant Center Experience

Emerging Institution: Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza Supporting Institution: Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) In 2013, a collaboration sponsored by the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program was established between a team from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the UK and the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza permitting the transfer of skills, technology, and education. Al-Shifa is the largest hospital...

Strengthening kidney transplant programs in Guatemala

In 2013, a sister center partnership was set up between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Fundanier (sponsored by ISN and The Transplantation Society). The ultimate goal of this collaboration was to establish a deceased donor program in Guatemala. Thanks to training and engaged political efforts, the teams are setting up the basis for...

Results are out: Meet the ISN Sister Renal and ISN-TTS Transplant Centers 2018

We have some great news to share following the recent ISN Sister Renal and ISN-TTS Transplant Centers call for applications. Centers in India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia and Malawi will graduate from the program after a fulfilling six-year journey. They are now officially centers of knowledge and are ready to support local institutions to set up...

Join the Sister Renal and Transplant Center Programs

Working together is the most sustainable way to advance nephrology in your region. Linking centers in low-and-middle income countries with established centers of excellence in the developed world, the ISN Sister Renal and Transplant Center Programs have built an active network of sister centers. Find out who they are on our ISN Programs map, applications are...