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Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN): Healthcare Professionals Preparing for a Mass Casualty Radiological or Nuclear Incident

Ross, J., Case, C., Confer, D. et al. (2011). Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN): Healthcare Professionals Preparing for a Mass Casualty Radiological or Nuclear Incident. International Journal of Radiation Biology. 87(8): 748–753.

This article discusses the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), which is a cooperative effort of the National Marrow Donor Program and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. RITN works to educate hematologists, oncologists, and stem cell transplant specialists to treat casualties of radiation emergencies with marrow suppression. RITN members are transplant units within hospitals across the nation, and would be available to provide surge capacity either by having patients transferred to one of their sites, or by practitioners providing medical expertise in person or remotely to health care facilities caring for patients with marrow toxic injuries.
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