Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
New Intestine Program Applications and Bylaws
The implementation of these bylaws was delayed to allow for the development of new application forms and the approval of those forms by Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB has recently approved the new intestine transplant program applications.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Committee to address geographic aspects of organ distribution
The group will establish guiding principles for the use of geography within OPTN policies.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Deceased organ donors in US exceeded 10 thousand for first time in 2017
Total transplants set record for fifth straight year.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Special public comment proposal for HCC auto approval criteria
Proposal would restore automatic approval for certain extensions.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Nominees Chosen for Board of Directors Election
At its December 2017 meeting, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved the following slate of nominees for Board appointments beginning in July 2018. OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in early 2018.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency from Member Not in Good Standing
At its meeting December 5, 2017, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA), an organ procurement organization providing services to six counties in South Florida.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
OPTN/UNOS Board addresses organ placement efficiency, en bloc kidney allocation
Geographic distribution principles to be studied.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Board approves enhanced liver distribution system
A set of policy amendments was approved to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
At two years, HOPE Act still offering hope
Two years since its implementation, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) has continued to provide transplant opportunities for candidates with HIV who are willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Policy modification to lung distribution sequence
Effective at 8 p.m. Eastern time, November 24, 2017, the OPTN lung allocation system was modified. A post-implementation proposal is out for public comment.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017