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Policy changes

Policy changes

New allocation policies removing DSA and region from kidney and pancreas distribution implemented March 15.

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Find the latest information regarding COVID-19 and organ donation and transplant.

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Expedited liver placement

Expedited liver placement

Implemented March 25, 2021: New policy establishing system for expediting placement of deceased donor livers.

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Summer 2021 Public Comment

Summer 2021 Public Comment

Public comment is a critical forum for national discussion on organ transplant policy. Summer 2021 public comment will open Aug. 3 and close Sept. 30.

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Volunteer with the OPTN

Learn more about volunteering with the OPTN and how you can make a difference.

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Patient education

Patient education

Are you a patient or a family member? Find information to help you understand organ donation and transplantation.

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Explore OPTN data

Explore OPTN data

Search national data related to organ donation and transplantation and explore trends associated with equity in access to transplant.

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Register to be an organ donor

Register to be a donor

One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor today.

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Resources for professionals

Kidney allocation system materials

Access educational materials, calculators and more.

Compliance guidance

The OPTN Evaluation Plan is a compliance guide for member hospitals, OPOs and labs.

Patient safety resources

Patients are the focus of all the OPTN's collective efforts.

Resources for patients

How policies are made

Here's a brief look at how an idea transforms from proposal to transplant policy.

About organ donation

The donation process begins with a decision.

How organ allocation works

We must allocate each precious organ in the most equitable manner possible.