Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
VCA transplant programs to begin reapplication period Oct. 8 ahead of new Bylaws
All current OPTN-approved VCA programs must show they meet new requirements on new application forms.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
AJT article reports on 10 years of potential donor-derived transmission events
It is very rare for patients receiving transplants to have a donor-derived disease transmission, according to a July study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Friday, September 18, 2020
2021-2022 Call for Nominations for OPTN Board of Directors and Committees
To be considered for 2021 openings, please apply by Sept. 30
Monday, September 14, 2020
Changes to kidney and pancreas allocation to be implemented later this year
Professional resource pages now accessible.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect Sept. 23
Calculations are updated twice each year.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
VCA programs to reapply to OPTN ahead of upcoming changes to Bylaws and Policy
Programs will have 120 days to submit applications, application release date to be announced.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Special public comment period begins Aug. 31 for proposed COVID-related lung diagnoses
To help track future transplant candidates, the OPTN Lung Transplantation Committee proposes to establish diagnoses for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pulmonary fibrosis relating to COVID-19.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
IT initiatives support transplant hospitals, OPOs and patients
Three new Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network-funded IT projects underway aim to promote efficiency in donation and transplant, increase the number of transplants performed nationwide, promote living organ donor and transplant recipient safety, and improve transplant recipient outcomes.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Recent report assesses effect of actions taken relating to COVID-19
Executive Committee of the OPTN briefed on data at July 30 meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Kidney Accelerated Placement project ended July 15, one-year pilot comes to a close
Data is being analyzed, future steps will be determined based on the results of the analysis and with input from the community.
Monday, August 10, 2020