At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center, we are pioneering life-altering biomedical discoveries and their translation into breakthrough health care solutions. As such, we are committed to finding better ways to treat diseases causing organ failure to improve patient outcomes after transplantation. To increase our research efforts, we have created the Total Transplant Care Program (TTCP) – this is a process to obtain patient approved biological samples as well as medical history information that can be studied to change the way we prevent, diagnose and treat disease and perform transplantations in the future.
Managed by Ohio State’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, patients can participate in the TTCP by authorizing the collection of extra tissue and specimen samples to be stored in the Transplant Biorepository. This archive of samples will be then studied, along with the patient’s medical history, to provide our researchers with valuable information to scientifically study diseases leading to organ failure.
All patient’s referred for treatment at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Transplant Center are eligible to participate in the TTCP. This includes patients under the care of a physician affiliated with the transplant center, organ transplant recipients and patients currently on our transplant waiting list.