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On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Educational webinar addresses NLRB process
National Liver Review Board leadership will host the October 1 webinar. Registration is now open.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Need feedback from transplant professionals on social media and living donors
The OPTN Living Donor Committee is creating a social media guidance document for the transplant community. Living donor programs are invited to respond to their questionnaire.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Median MELD and PELD scores at transplant updated; will be used in exception score assignment effective Sept. 24
As of Sept. 24, 2019, 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, September 5, 2019
Transplant patient webinar addresses proposed changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
Transplant candidates, recipients and their families have a unique perspective on national organ transplant policy. The OPTN encourages all who are interested to read and offer public comment on proposed policies.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Patient info on disaster relief and assistance
The OPTN is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.
Resources for professionals
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Patients are the focus of all the OPTN's collective efforts.