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Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Collaborate on Content for Transplant Experience Program
Date:10/17/2007

Educational program offers unique resources to empower transplant patients

and their caregivers

DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ALPMF), a leader in the field of transplantation, and The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS), a leading transplant professional organization, announced a collaborative partnership to jointly develop further materials for the multi-award-winning Transplant Experience program -- a comprehensive, educational resource for the transplant community.

"The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) endorses the Transplant Experience program and is proud to be a collaborative partner with Astellas," said Beth A. Kassalen, Executive Director of ITNS. "We are excited to be able to develop materials that empower organ transplant recipients and their caregivers to take a more active role in their treatment and long-term health."

The Transplant Experience program offers a variety of tools to help empower patients and caregivers, providing resources throughout every stage of the transplant experience: pre-transplant, the first year after a transplant, and beyond. The program includes, tools, tips and also provides peer-to-peer information from transplant recipients. Materials are available at http://www.TransplantExperience.com or by calling 1-800-466-9191, and include:

-- Welcome kit, including an inspirational video, a personal treatment

journal and a unique pill box to help patients organize and carry their

medicines

-- Helpful information sent directly to patients throughout the year,

including newsletters, emails, videos, special gifts and more

-- Regular updates on news and events in the transplant community

-- Shared stories of challenges and successes

-- Tools and advice to help patients achieve long-ter
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