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MPSC resources

The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is a committee of volunteer donation and transplant community clinicians and professions charged with:

  • driving member performance improvement through peer review and information exchange
  • promoting patient safety
  • monitoring member compliance with OPTN policies

Learn more about the MPSC and its current projects.

For the benefit of the donation and transplant community, the OPTN Board has authorized the OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) to disseminate learnings and effective practices observed during MPSC meetings and interactions with OPTN members. Updates will be provided by the MPSC after each of their in-person meetings.

Reports to the Board of Directors

The MPSC gives a thorough annual briefing to the OPTN Board of Directors, with recommendations and other information about continuous improvement efforts. The MPSC also reports on areas of success as well as potential concern.

Regional meeting updates

The MPSC often engages with the entire community at the OPTN’s regional meetings that take place across the country twice a year (and which are also accessible virtually). The MPSC’s updates at regional meetings can include information about improvement opportunities, changes to the OPTN Bylaws and details about any notable trends observed by the committee.

Community messages

In order to improve system performance, the committee regularly shares information with the community about key topics and issues, which often emerge from the in-person meetings the MPSC convenes three times a year.

Patient safety resources

Safety events can happen at any organization, at any time. Organizations with robust quality systems and processes have still experienced serious safety events. The resources below provide information about reportable safety events and include guidance based on the OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) review of patient safety events reported to the OPTN Patient Safety Portal. An additional resource provides recommendations for members to remain in compliance with OPTN Policy 18.5 Reporting of Patient Safety Events and instructions for reporting these events.

Additional monitoring resources

The OPTN monitors its members for compliance with its own policies and bylaws and offers performance improvement support and resources to OPOs and transplant programs.

For more information on individual OPO and transplant program performance, visit the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR):

To learn more about how the federal government regulates OPTN members, visit: