Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Most recent update (Jan. 29) on the bacterial contamination of SPS-1
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an additional Epi-X update regarding reports of potentially contaminated organ preservation solution. This is an update to information posted on January 12.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Public comment open January 23 2017
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
US organ transplants and deceased donors set new records in 2016
Transplants have increased nearly 20 percent in past five years.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Phase 1 of COIIN pilot begins in January
Nineteen transplant hospitals are participating in the initial, pilot phase of the project.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Journal article examines rise in kidney discard rate over time
A recent study analyzed factors underlying the steady increase in discards of deceased donor kidneys.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Changes to requirements for donor information shipped with organs
Changes align with CMS regulatory changes, effective January 1, 2017.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Imminent and eligible definition data reporting changes
Effective Jan. 1, 2017; training available on UNOS Connect
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Nominees chosen for 2017 board election
OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in early 2017.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
OPTN/UNOS Board Places Indiana Donor Network on Probation
A routine site survey of records at the organization identified concerns with completeness of documentation in donor charts and adherence to its established quality processes.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Probation ended for Baptist Memorial Hospital
The board had placed the hospital on probation in October 2014 to address concerns relating to a pattern of lower-than-expected patient and graft survival rates at its heart transplant program. More recent outcomes for heart recipients transplanted at the hospital have shown improvement.
Monday, December 5, 2016