Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Call for board of directors nominations
The OPTN/UNOS Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Board releases Methodist Hospital lab from probation
Full member privileges were restored for the Histocompatibility and Immunology Laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Board places Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on probation
Froedtert Hospital is a transplant hospital located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Policy clarification on pre transplant crossmatch requirements
This information does not represent any change in OPTN policy.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Report measures equity in access to deceased donor kidney transplants
The report addresses how the OPTN kidney allocation system meets transplant candidates' needs.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Template tools available to document ABO verification in the OR
Hospitals can use or customize the tools to document ABO verification of transplant recipients and living donors in the OR.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Application period is open for second cohort of COIIN pilot
Kidney programs can apply through May 31.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Recap of recently approved and upcoming policy changes
Access updated policy document reflecting changes from recently implemented proposals. Be prepared for other policy changes coming June 1.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Applications coming in May for second cohort of COIIN pilot
The application process will open May 1 for kidney transplant programs interested in participating in the next phase.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Instruction available on extra vessels handling and storage
Access an e-learning module to review OPTN policy requirements for extra vessel recovery, storage and transplant.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017