Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
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
Pre-implementation notice: OPTN liver allocation policy to revert to DSA and regions May 23, 2019
On May 23, 2019, OPTN Policy 9 (Allocation of Livers and Liver-Intestines) will revert to use of the donation service area (DSA) and regional distribution boundaries in effect prior to May 14, 2019. This action is being taken in compliance with a federal court order dated May 17, 2019.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
New national liver transplant system takes effect
Expected to decrease waitlist mortality, increase pediatric transplants
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
National liver review board is implemented
Will promote consistency and equity for liver transplant access
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Listing heart-lung candidates
Policy reminder for thoracic programs
Monday, May 6, 2019
Review article details strategies to improve access to living donor transplantation
A team of authors from the OPTN Living Donor Committee assessed a number of educational efforts to promote knowledge about and access to living donor transplantation.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Extra Vessels changes coming this summer
We are making numerous changes related to Extra Vessels beginning this summer. Be aware of these changes so you can take appropriate action.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Liver distribution policy, NLRB implementation deferred until May 14
Policy and system changes are in place, effective May 14, 2019.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
New functional inactivity guidelines for pancreas programs
OPTN has updated the definitions of functional inactivity to be more sensitive to concerns related to patient safety.
Thursday, April 4, 2019