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Important Information related to Organ Donation and Transplantation.

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Updated information related to organ donation and transplantation.

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Dec. 15 implementation for changes to kidney and pancreas allocation. Find toolkits and professional education resources.

Policy changes

Dec. 15 implementation for changes to kidney and pancreas allocation.

Toolkits, professional education and patient webinar now available

OPTN Regional Review Summary now available.

OPTN Regional Review

A summary report of the responses from the first community input opportunity is now available.

Review the results

All winter 2021 regional meetings will be held virtually. More information will be available soon.

Winter regional meetings

All winter 2021 regional meetings will be held virtually. More information will be available soon.

Organ donation and transplantation can save lives

One individual is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.

Every 9 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.

Approximately 22 people die each day waiting for a transplant in the United States.

On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.

Eight lives can be saved from one organ donor.

One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor in your state.

News

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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.