Educational guidance

New guidance document from Minority Affairs Committee

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  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    Journal article highlights donor potential study implications
    The American Journal of Transplantation article addresses implications for transplant policy and practice based on the OPTN Deceased Donor Potential Study (DDPS).

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Guidance for organ donation and transplantation professionals regarding the Zika virus
    The OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), the American Society of Transplantation (AST), and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), after careful review of information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers the following information to transplant centers and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in light of recent spread of Zika virus throughout large parts of the Americas.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    Board election to begin Feb. 9
    OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives soon will be receiving information to cast ballots electronically for election of OPTN/UNOS Board officers and directors whose terms begin in July 2016.

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Heart allocation system webinar recording
    Listen to a recording and view accompanying slides of the February 2 webinar that explained an OPTN proposal to modify the adult heart allocation system.

  • Friday, January 29, 2016
    Advisory council formed for project to increase kidney utilization
    A national advisory committee will guide the planning and implementation of an OPTN pilot project.

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