Sponsoring Committee: Histocompatibility
Strategic Goal: Promote the efficient management of the OPTN
Read the Policy Notice (12/2019)
View the Briefing Paper (11/2019)
Read the proposal (PDF; 8/2019)
Contact: Betsy Gans
At a glance
You may be interested in this proposal if
- You work at a histocompatibility laboratory
Here’s what we propose and why
The OPTN Histocompatibility Committee proposes to remove language from the OPTN Bylaws requiring an election to appoint the committee’s Vice Chair. This position is currently determined by a national election every two years. This process is different from the appointment process of all other OPTN Committees, so the Histocompatibility Committee believes it is important to be consistent with the practices applied with other OPTN committees. The Committee views this appointment process as inefficient in light of improvements in the existing leadership appointment process.
Why this may matter to you
The OPTN will continue to seek histocompatibility experts to serve on this Committee. Committee leaders (Chair or Vice Chair) are usually drawn from the committee they currently serve on. The Committee feels confident that future Vice Chair candidates will possess the needed expertise to handle the complex issues faced by the Committee.