Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
COVID-19 “Amnesty” status will end for all follow-up forms due on or after April 1; Retrospective forms due July 1
Action follows Executive Committee review of transplant hospital progress.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March 15 policy implementation: Removal of DSA from kidney and pancreas allocation
New distance-based approach includes changes to released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates and allocation of organs recovered in Alaska.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Summary of evidence report details experience with COVID-19
The latest information known for minimizing the risk of donor-derived COVID-19 transmission while maximizing donor utilization.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
February 24 webinar addresses new policies aligning with PHS guideline
Program will address member questions relating to the policies.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies
Expected date of implementation.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Updated National Liver Review Board guidance in effect
Guidance updated relating to candidates with polycystic liver disease.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
OPTN to study data collection to related social determinants of health
Feasibility study could cast a new light on health disparities research.
Sunday, February 7, 2021
New board members elected in 2021
New directors begin their term in July.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Public comment open from Jan. 21 through Mar. 23 2021
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is offering six proposals, two requests for feedback, and one white paper for public comment.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Updated 9-month monitoring report available for liver policy
Report addresses first nine months of acuity circle distribution.
Friday, January 15, 2021