Summer 2020 public comment is now open through Oct. 1, 2020.
OPTN Regional Review
As part of its objective review of OPTN regional structure and processes, the OPTN is seeking community input on the current regional structure and process.
Virtual regional meetings
All summer 2020 regional meetings will be held virtually. More information will be made available soon.
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On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
VCA transplant programs to begin reapplication period Oct. 8 ahead of new Bylaws
All current OPTN-approved VCA programs must show they meet new requirements on new application forms.
Friday, September 18, 2020
AJT article reports on 10 years of potential donor-derived transmission events
It is very rare for patients receiving transplants to have a donor-derived disease transmission, according to a July study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Monday, September 14, 2020
2021-2022 Call for Nominations for OPTN Board of Directors and Committees
To be considered for 2021 openings, please apply by Sept. 30
Friday, September 11, 2020
Changes to kidney and pancreas allocation to be implemented later this year
Professional resource pages now accessible.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect Sept. 23
Calculations are updated twice each year.
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.