Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Organ transplants in United States set sixth consecutive record in 2018
Total transplants since 1988 exceed 750,000; living donor transplants highest in 13 years.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Recall notice affects Sodium chloride vials
A manufacturer of retail drugs has issued a voluntary recall of a product used in recovery and preparation of donor lungs.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
SRTR modeling results available for kidney and pancreas distribution proposal
Committees are developing proposed kidney and pancreas distribution policies to replace current Donation Service Area (DSA) and regional boundaries used in the current system.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
OPTN/UNOS Board approves updated liver distribution system
Will reduce geographic disparity, create consistent geographic areas
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Liver distribution proposal advances for board consideration
The proposal would replace fixed, irregular local and regional geographic boundaries historically used to match liver candidates based on the donor location.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Applications coming soon regarding definition of transplant hospital
OPTN bylaw requirements updating the definition of a transplant hospital are expected to go into effect in December 2019.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Special public comment period addresses liver distribution
From October 8 through November 1, the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment on a proposal to replace Donation Service Areas (DSAs) and regions in distribution policies for livers and intestinal organs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
SRTR modeling results are available for liver distribution proposal
A special public comment period begins October 8.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
NLRB, liver distribution implementation postponed
The committee is working to replace the local Donation Service Area (DSA) and region as specific units of distribution with an alternative geographic framework. As a result, neither the NLRB nor the previously approved liver distribution policy will be implemented in 2018 as originally scheduled.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Constituent council initiative tests options to improve committee structure
Two committees, Patient Affairs and Transplant Coordinators, are participating in the proof of concept.
Friday, August 10, 2018