Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Comment on OPTN policy proposals
Public comment is open through October 14.
Friday, August 14, 2015
OPTN/UNOS Nominating Committee Seeks Board Nominations
Who do you think should be on the OPTN/UNOS Board? Send us your nominations.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Liver policy - instructions for reporting HCC lesions
The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee offers some guidance about imaging criteria for Class 5 lesions.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Kidney allocation system continues to meet a number of key expectations
Based on six months of data, the recently implemented kidney allocation system appears to be meeting expectations on a number of key outcomes.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Liver forum and committee update - June 2015
David Mulligan, M.D., is chair of the Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Liver public forum on June 22, 2015: view presentations
The OPTN Liver Committee is seeking input on concepts intended to increase equity in access to liver transplantation.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Public comment sought on criteria for research involving transplantation of HIV positive donor organs to HIV positive recipients
The criteria are being developed in accord with the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, also known as the HOPE Act.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Effective communication can save lives
A video and reference materials are available to educate members about effective patient safety practices.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Board approves policies to support HOPE Act, enhance VCA transplantation
Action will facilitate the transplant community’s participation in the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Board releases two member institutions from probation
The action was taken at the June 2015 board meeting.
Monday, June 1, 2015