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The OPTN policy development process includes solicitation of public feedback, called Public Comment, on policy and bylaw proposals before they are submitted to the OPTN Board of Directors for approval. Public input on proposed policy is an essential part of the policy development process.

Policy proposals approved by the Board of Directors are widely distributed for public comment prior to final policy implementation.  The distribution list currently includes:

  • a broad cross-section of the transplant community
  • transplant professionals
  • health policy analysts
  • patients
  • government officials
  • interested individuals from the general public

To participate in the policy-making process, choose an option below:

Read policy proposals and submit your comments *
Sign up to recieve public comment notices *
Print a fact sheet about public comment * (30 KB)

Note: The public comment items on this site pertain only to the OPTN process. 

Did you know?
Input from transplant candidates -- the people most affected by new or revised policy -- is an important part of the public comment process.

The OPTN strongly encourages all interested individuals -- especially transplant candidates -- to express their views on policy proposals by getting involved in the public comment process. Download a public comment fact sheet now *