Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Pre-implementation notice: Liver and intestinal organ distribution based on acuity circles to be implemented Feb. 4
This will also include a conversion of each transplant hospital’s MMaT score to reflect transplants performed at hospitals within a radius of 250 miles.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Updated liver and intestinal organ allocation policy to be implemented Feb. 4, 2020
New policy will be implemented Feb. 4 to allow for computer programming and notification of members.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Donation service areas removed from thoracic allocation system
DSA has been replaced with a 250 nautical mile circle; policy language removed regarding prioritization of sensitized candidates within a DSA.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Organ donation again sets record in 2019
Nearly 11,900 people provided the lifesaving gift of organ donation upon their death in 2019, an increase of 10.7 percent over 2018 and the ninth consecutive record-breaking year for deceased donation in the United States.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Transplant hospital definition bylaws effective Jan. 13
The new requirements outline circumstances for transplant hospitals to operate in either one or more than one location.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Patient Information Letter has been updated
All transplant programs should use the new letter no later than Jan. 31, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
Nominees chosen for 2020 Board of Directors election
At its December 2019 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the following slate of nominees for Board appointments beginning in July 2020.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
New policy adopted to improve kidney, pancreas distribution
Effective placement of liver matches, HOPE Act extension also addressed
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Public comment sought; Liver access for urgent candidates in Hawaii and Puerto Rico
Special public comment session open Dec. 5 through Jan. 9. National webinar will present and discuss details Dec. 18.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Revised kidney and pancreas proposals going to the OPTN Board of Directors
Revised proposals for replacement of DSA and Region will be presented to the OPTN Board of Directors at its Dec. 3, 2019 meeting; committee briefing papers now available.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019