Summer 2020 public comment coming Aug. 4 - Oct. 1, 2020.
New OPTN COVID collaborative launched
Project allows donation and transplant professionals to share learnings and insights developed during the pandemic.
Living donor transplants set new record; record trends continue for deceased donors and transplants.
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.
One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor in your state.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Two-month monitoring report available for liver distribution
Donation and transplant activity being tracked on an ongoing basis.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Bio form updated for volunteering for board or committee service
Form is customized to the user’s experience and interest.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Call for nominations for OPTN Heart Committee and Lung Committee
The OPTN Board of Directors has voted to dissolve the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee and create two new OPTN committees in its place. Nomination period closes March 25, 2020.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Median MELD and PELD at transplant scores to be updated March 25
As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, updated median MELD at transplant (MMaT) and median PELD at transplant (MPaT) scores will be used as a basis for assigning exception scores for liver transplant candidates.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
New OPTN collaborative project launched
Pediatric liver discovery aims to help hospitals improve through innovative methodology.
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.