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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

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"Educating the patient community and sharing scientific knowledge with healthcare professionals, such as transplant nurses, is Astellas' responsibility as a leader in the field of transplantation," said M. Roy First, M.D., Vice President, Global Immunology, Astellas Pharma US, Inc. "This partnership further strengthens our relationship with the transplant community and provides vital information to patients and caregivers about the transplant experience."

The first piece developed jointly by ITNS and Astellas is a brochure, "Kidney Function and Your New Organ," available both in a hard copy format, and a downloadable version through http://www.TransplantExperience.com.

About ITNS

The International Transplant Nurses Society was founded in 1992 as the first professional nursing organization to promote the education and clinical practice excellence of nurses caring for solid organ transplant patients. Today, ITNS is a leading transplant organization with more than 1,400 active members representing 29 countries around the world.

A vital component of countless nursing careers, ITNS provides a forum for learning about the most current advances in transplantation and transplant patient care. Over the years ITNS has provided skilled transplant nurses the opportunity to share and learn with national and international peers and to receive recognition for their knowledge, leadership, and scholarly pursuits.

About Astellas

Astellas is a recognized leader in transplantation and has been committed to the field of immunology for more than 20 years. Dedicated to supporting the advancement of care for patients, Astellas continues to build upon its legacy and leadership in transplantation by investing in ongoing clinical research and new product development.

Astellas Pharma US, Inc., located in Deerfield, Illinois, is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma
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