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Updated liver and intestinal 
organ allocation policy to be implemented

Implementation planned for Feb. 4, 2020

New policy will be implemented Feb. 4 to allow for computer programming and notification of members.

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2020 Board Election

Board election

The ballot for the annual Board of Directors election will be open January 22 - February 5.

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Guidance shares effective practices on transfer to adult program


Effective practices in broader organ distribution.

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2019 Transplant Counts Sets Record

Transplant trends

Living donor transplants set new record; record trends continue for deceased donors and transplants.

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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 ten 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.