JDRF nPOD Newsletter for Recovery Partners
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Important Criteria Update
Thank you from nPOD
Last Chance!
Deadline to register for the October OPO workshop is September 15, 2014.
Please click here to find out more about this workshop.
Important Criteria Update 

We have expanded our criteria. Whenever you have a donor with
type 1 diabetes, please give us a call. Please update your nPOD information. nPOD will accept the following donor groups.

 September 2014 nPOD Donor Criteria Update
  1. Type 1 diabetes (T1D), ANY age, ANY disease duration.
  2. Autoantibody positive with no clinical diagnosis of T1D for at  least 1 or more autoantibodies (GADAb, IA-2Ab, or ZnT8),  ≤ 30 years old  (for those OPOs that screen with nPOD).
  3. Pancreas or pancreas/kidney transplant recipients with a history of type 1 diabetes.
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OPO Workshop deadline to register 

Recovery partners are invited to attend the 5th annual OPO workshop October 22-24, 2014 at the University of Florida. 
The deadline to register for this event is September 15th.

Goals of this workshop: 
  • Provide a deeper understanding of nPOD’s type 1 diabetes research, and find ways that we can make referrals easier for YOU, our OPO and tissue program partners.
  • Increase donations to research and support CMS accreditation.

Please send your research director or one member of your clinical/recovery team who has yet to attend this workshop. We offer continued education credits for our sessions.


Schedule: The schedule for the October 22-24 meeting is found here.

Travel: We ask that every participant arrange their own travel to the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) with the hopes that you can attend events starting at 2 pm on October 22nd and staying through 9:30 am on October 24th. If you plan on driving, please let us know. Please forward the travel itinerary to nPOD, so we can pick you up and get you back to the airport.

Each recovery partner is responsible for booking and paying for transport to and from Gainesville, Florida. We will arrange and pay for ground transportation travel to and from the airport.

Hotel: We have a block of rooms at the downtown Hampton Inn in Gainesville. After you send in your registration, just follow this link to reserve your room. nPOD will pay for the hotel room for all attendees during the days of the conference. nPOD is not responsible for incidentals or room service. Room reservations must be made by September 15th.

Food: All food is provided during the conference, and according to the rules of Southern Hospitality, we promise you won’t go hungry.

Kayaking: After a day of research-related discussion, we take the entire group kayaking on the Santa Fe River.

CEUs: The registration fee includes at least 6 CEUs each year for CPTC or CTBS.

For more information or to register for this program, please contact Jayne Moraski at

What are people saying?

“The workshop was incredible. I’ve already had a phone meeting to discuss how we can increase pancreas placement as well as other organs for research. I will be a happy participant in any such workshops in the future. I am hoping this will be a great launch point to increase our research organ placement.” - Supervisor of Surgical Services and Advanced Practice at Southwest Transplant Alliance

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Thank You Suzanne Ball
With Suzy's leadership, nPOD has numerous important cases to help diabetes reseach. nPOD is shifting its focus to more scientific functions. nPOD would like to thank Suzanne Ball for all of her work on the nPOD project over the years. We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.
Dr. Mingder Yang will take over as acting program director.
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Copyright © 2014 Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD), All rights reserved.
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nPOD is a collaborative type 1 diabetes research project funded by JDRF. We support scientific investigators by providing, without cost, rare and difficult to obtain tissues beneficial to their research. nPOD currently supports over 90 type 1 diabetes-related scientific studies at institutions around the world. Our hope is that nPOD will prove a useful resource to the community of researchers dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.  For more information, please go to