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OPTN policies are rules that govern operation of all member transplant hospitals, organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and histocompatibility labs in the U.S. Policies are made through a collaborative process involving committees, the board of directors and the public.

All policy sections are contained in one document (PDF - 4 MB).

Policies - Updated 8/15/2019
1 Administrative Rules and Definitions
2 Deceased Donor Organ Procurement
3 Candidate Registrations, Modifications, and Removals
4 Histocompatibility
5 Organ Offers, Acceptance, and Verification
6 Allocation of Hearts and Heart-Lungs
7 Allocation of Intestines
8 Allocation of Kidneys
9 Allocation of Livers and Liver-Intestines
10 Allocation of Lungs
11 Allocation of Pancreas, Kidney-Pancreas, and Islets
12 Allocation of Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCA)
13 Kidney Paired Donation (KPD)
14 Living Donation
15 Identification of Transmissible Diseases
16 Organ and Vessel Packaging, Labeling, Shipping, and Storage
17 International Organ Transplantation
18 Data Submission Requirements
19 Data Release
20 Travel Expense and Reimbursement

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