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NMDP Radiation Injury Treatment Network

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network® (RITN) is a national network of medical centers with expertise in the management of bone marrow failure and works with partners from other medical specialties to assist with managing acute radiation syndrome (ARS) and its health-related consequences.  The mission of the RITN is to maximize health-related outcomes among casualties with ARS following a mass casualty disaster involving radiological, nuclear, or chemical agents with marrow toxicity.  

To accomplish its mission:

Before the disaster, RITN develops treatment guidelines for managing hematologic toxicity among casualties of radiation exposure and educates health care professionals about pertinent aspects of radiation exposure management through training and disaster exercises. 
During the disaster, RITN centers provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The RITN control cell helps to coordinate the response and shares critical information about the disaster between RITN hospitals and governmental agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
After the disaster, RITN centers collect and share patient data for research through the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research.

RITN is led by the National Marrow Donor Program and American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, with essential support from the US Office of Naval Research.




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Updates

Recently added to website:

  • National Alliance for Radiation Readiness Radiation Training Modules for Public Health (LINK)
  • 2015 National EPZ Training Review (NACCHO) - About tab (LINK)
  • 2016 National Radiation Preparedness Awareness and Activities (NACCHO/ASTHO) - About tab (LINK)
  • 2016 and 2018 NIAID-RITN Workshop agendas - Meetings tab (LINK)
  • 2018 Year in Review in Meetings tab (LINK)
  • Information on 2019 RITN Workshop - Under 'News' above and on the Meetings tab (LINK)
  • Planning Guidance section of the RITN Resources page: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information (TRACIE) radiation/nuclear topic area (LINK) *Note that that this is only 1% of the materials that are available on TRACIE. 
  • Training page: Initial Care of Patients with Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) training module (LINK
  • NACCHO/RITN Gap Analysis: Understanding the Shortfalls within Radiation Preparedness - click HERE
  • Nuclear Power Plant FAQ - click HERE
News

2021 Events and Information

  • National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
    • November 30 - December 2, 2021
    • Omni Orlando Resort - Orlando, FL
    • For more information and to register: Click HERE
  • Next quarterly WebEx meeting: FY2022, Q2, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (2pm CT)
    *NOTE: All details to be sent to RITN as applicable and as they become available.
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