New allocation policies removing DSA and region from kidney and pancreas distribution implemented March 15.
Winter 2021 Public Comment
Winter 2021 public comment closed March 23. Thank you to the patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals who provided feedback.
Vendor selected for Regional Review project
The OPTN Regional Review has selected EY to conduct the study that will analyze the existing OPTN regional structure and provide recommendations to improve governance effectiveness.
Organ donation and transplantation can save lives
Every 9 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.
On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Pediatric liver Learning Congress to share key lessons in June
Pediatric liver community is invited to register and attend virtually.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Voluntary recall addresses Vecuronium Bromide
If your institution has stock from any of the affected lots, please contact your supplier.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Updated 12-month monitoring report available for liver, intestine policy
The report details key metrics of the acuity circles policy.
Monday, April 12, 2021
OPTN collaborative improvement project brings together 25 OPOs to increase the recovery of DCD organs
DCD organ recoveries by OPOs have risen steadily over past decade.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
New policy establishes expedited placement of livers
Expedited liver policy provides requirements for transplant community when there is a need to accelerate placement of deceased donor livers.
Resources for professionals
Access educational materials, calculators and more.
The OPTN Evaluation Plan is a compliance guide for member hospitals, OPOs and labs.
Patients are the focus of all the OPTN's collective efforts.