Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Center code required for OPTN label orders
Center code required for OPTN label orders beginning Jan. 1, 2020
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Podcast explains pediatric bylaw application process
New podcast on pediatric bylaw application process now available.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Kidney and pancreas allocation proposals modified to advance 250 nautical mile distribution circle, fewer proximity points
The OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees, following consideration of extensive public comment, will advance updated allocation proposals to the OPTN Board of Directors for consideration at its December 3 meeting.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Report studies first 12 weeks of NLRB activity
Nearly 5,000 cases reviewed in the first 12 weeks of NLRB activity.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Committees to review kidney and pancreas proposals
Committees meet week of October 21.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Public comment sought on split liver variance
Special public comment session open Oct. 15 through Nov. 14.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Median MELD and PELD at transplant scores updated
As of Sept. 24, 2019, updated median MELD at transplant (MMaT) and median PELD at transplant (MPaT) scores are being used as a basis for assigning exception scores for liver transplant candidates.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Transplant patient webinar addresses proposed changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
View information presented on September 16.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Educational webinar addresses NLRB process
A recording of the October 1 webinar is available.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Need feedback from transplant professionals on social media and living donors
The OPTN Living Donor Committee is creating a social media guidance document for the transplant community. Living donor programs are invited to respond to their questionnaire.
Thursday, September 12, 2019