TITOLO DEL PROGETTO
JDRF nPOD 2011- Network for pancreatic organ donors with diabetes
Prof. Francesco Dotta
The JDRF nPOD provided financial support for establishing an nPOD screening center at University of Siena, under the direction of Prof. Francesco Dotta. The scope of the work was to identify organ donors who had type 1 diabetes or those who were not known to have type 1 diabetes but were found to express diabetes-associated autoantibodies at the time of passing. When such donors were identified, organs had been procured following specific SOPs provided by the JDRF nPOD. Specimens were then shipped to the nPOD OPPC for distribution, while a proportion of frozen tissues/specimens had remained in Siena for distribution to approved nPOD investigators in Europe.