Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Donor-derived Cryptococcosis: A Rare Event
Learn more about these cases reported to the OPTN between 2008 - 2017 in this quarterly news feature provided by the OPTN Disease Transmission Advisory Committee.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Kidney and pancreas committees refine distribution policy options
Each committee and a joint workgroup will continue to refine and discuss options based on circles of either a 250 or 500 nautical mile radius.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital released from probation
The OPTN Executive Committee took action at a meeting on June 26, 2019.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
OPTN Board approves updated heart, VCA allocation
Distribution changes will enhance transplant equity through more consistent access
Monday, June 10, 2019
Webinars discuss revisions to kidney and pancreas allocation policies
View recordings of the June webinars to learn more.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
SRTR modeling results available for kidney and pancreas distribution
SRTR modeling of alternatives to inform these policy proposals were updated June 21.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Go to OPTN online store to order organ and vessel labels
Under the new OPTN contract, we are updating OPTN organ transport labels and the ordering process.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
NLRB update - MMaT calculation now based on DSA of transplant hospital
the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) scores for liver candidates with exception scores are now based on recent liver transplants performed at liver transplant hospitals within the donation service area (DSA) where the candidates are listed.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
System notice: OPTN liver allocation policy reverted to DSA and regions
On May 23, 2019, OPTN Policy 9 (Allocation of Livers and Liver-Intestines) reverted to use of the donation service area (DSA) and regional distribution boundaries in effect prior to May 14, 2019. This action complies with a federal court order dated May 17, 2019.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Work in progress to revert to DSA based system due to court order
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has instructed UNOS, as the OPTN contractor, to revert to the liver distribution policy in place prior to May 14, 2019, utilizing boundaries based on donation service areas and regions, consistent with a federal court order.
Monday, May 20, 2019