Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Call for nominations for OPTN Heart Committee and Lung Committee
The OPTN Board of Directors has voted to dissolve the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee and create two new OPTN committees in its place. Nomination period closes March 25, 2020.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Median MELD and PELD at transplant scores to be updated March 25
As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 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.
Monday, March 9, 2020
New OPTN collaborative project launched
Pediatric liver discovery aims to help hospitals improve through innovative methodology.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Equity in Access to Transplant Dashboard now available
New OPTN tool identifies factors most associated with disparities in access to kidney, liver and lung transplants.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
NIH announces funding opportunity for Lung Transplant Consortium
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Lung Diseases announced on Feb. 10 its intention to publish two companion Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Key personnel to be displayed in OPTN Member Directory
Beginning Feb. 27, 2020, the names of key personnel will be displayed in the search results for OPOs, histocompatibility labs and all programs and components at each transplant center
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
System notice: Access for urgent liver candidates in Hawaii and Puerto Rico implemented Feb. 18
The variance will improve timely access to donors for liver candidates listed as Status 1A, Status 1B, or with a MELD or PELD score of 37 or higher in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Webinar to address NLRB effective practices
The webinar will address common issues and questions both for transplant program staff submitting extension requests and for NLRB members.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
New board members elected
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 22 people to the Board of Directors.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Information for transplant programs and OPOs regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Recommendations for donor screening, patient care for individuals believed at risk.
Thursday, February 6, 2020