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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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Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies

Policy changes

Amendments to kidney and pancreas allocation policies approved by the OPTN Board of Directors in December 2019 were originally intended for implementation Dec. 15, 2020. The expected date for implementation of the policies, absent Court intervention, is March 15, 2021.

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Winter 2021 public comment is now open through Mar. 23. We encourage patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals to provide feedback.

Winter 2021 Public Comment

Winter 2021 public comment is now open through Mar. 23. We encourage patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals to provide feedback.

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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. Attend your virtual regional meeting by registering online.

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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.

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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.