Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Kidney allocation system continues to meet a number of key expectations
Based on five months of data, the recently implemented kidney allocation system appears to be meeting expectations on a number of key outcomes.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Additional information, draft agenda available for June 22 liver distribution forum
The OPTN Liver Committee is seeking input on concepts intended to increase equity in access to liver transplantation.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Transplant network reaches milestone of 500,000 deceased donor organ transplants
More than 250,000 recipients of these transplants are estimated to be surviving.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Educational toolkit, virtual town hall address transplant program performance reviews
A recording is now available of the May 5, 2015, performance review webinar.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors
The OPTN Final Rule will be amended to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Calculator tool estimates liver wait list outcomes
The SRTR created the calculator at the request of the OPTN liver committee.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Recognizing and testing for Chagas disease
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has reviewed a number of donor-derived transmissions of geographically-associated diseases.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
The plan will serve as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Study suggests little increase in number of potential organ donors
Transplant opportunities may exist in expanding donor acceptance criteria.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Officers and board members elected - 2015
First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president.
Thursday, March 5, 2015