Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
FDA and CDC issue safety alerts on use of heater-cooler devices
There is a potential risk of Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria infections associated with the use of heater-cooler devices in patient care.
Monday, November 2, 2015
OPTN kidney paired donation pilot program: Five years of lifesaving service
The OPTN/UNOS kidney paired donation pilot program, which has arranged 155 kidney transplants since its beginning on October 27, 2010.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Policy and system changes for reporting extra vessel disposition
New, online reporting method and additional requirements effective October 22. View a training video and frequently asked questions.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
MMRF Awarded Continuation of National Transplant Registry Contract
The Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) of the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) has renewed its federal contract to operate the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Resource explains KPD informed consent requirement changes
New requirements became effective on December 1, 2015.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Revised liver policy regarding HCC exception scores
Changes were made on October 8. View answers to frequently asked questions, and tables to help you understand the changes.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Policy changes affecting labs
The board approved a number of policy changes in the last year that specifically affect histocompatibility labs.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Changes to UNet patient safety portal
Changes were made September 24, 2015, for reporting living donor adverse events.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Brochure addresses patient questions about kidney evaluation
It was developed to complement guidance on kidney transplant referral developed by the Minority Affairs Committee.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Training for liver regional review board members
Register now for a September 10 training session.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015