Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Recap of recently approved and upcoming policy changes
Access updated policy document reflecting changes from recently implemented proposals. Be prepared for other policy changes coming June 1.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Applications coming in May for second cohort of COIIN pilot
The application process will open May 1 for kidney transplant programs interested in participating in the next phase.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Instruction available on extra vessels handling and storage
Access an e-learning module to review OPTN policy requirements for extra vessel recovery, storage and transplant.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Special public comment period begins March 27 for guidance document
Document addresses communication with patients regarding increased risk donors; April 4 webinar recording is available.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2017 board members and committee leadership named
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 17 members to the board.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
FDA Alert Addresses Potentially Contaminated SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution
Read FDA's most recent update published on March 9, 2017.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Statement from Stuart Sweet about liver distribution discussion
Stuart Sweet, M.D., Ph.D., is President of the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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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Monday, January 23, 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