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Important Information related to Organ Donation and Transplantation.

Coronavirus

Updated information related to organ donation and transplantation.

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Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies

Policy changes

New allocation policies removing DSA and region from kidney and pancreas distribution implemented March 15.

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Winter 2021 public comment closed March 23. Thank you to the patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals who provided feedback.

Winter 2021 Public Comment

Winter 2021 public comment closed March 23. Thank you to the patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals who provided feedback.

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The OPTN Regional Review has selected EY to conduct the study that will analyze the existing OPTN regional structure and provide recommendations to improve governance effectiveness.

Vendor selected for Regional Review project

The OPTN Regional Review has selected EY to conduct the study that will analyze the existing OPTN regional structure and provide recommendations to improve governance effectiveness.

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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.

News

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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.