Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
HRSA launched the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Modernization Initiative to better serve the needs of patients and families.Read the press release
Results from the OPTN regional review questionnaire now available
Monday, November 23, 2020
A summary report of these results are now available on the regional review webpage.
OPTN has embarked upon a demonstration project involving effective potential deceased donor referral practices
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
OPOs and donor hospitals will collaborate to identify and share learnings.
Pre-implementation notice: Removal of DSA and region from kidney and pancreas allocation to go into effect Dec. 15
Monday, November 16, 2020
Changes impact released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates, and distribution of organs from Alaska.
Pre-implementation notice: Phase I of new kidney medical urgency requirements to implement Dec. 1
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Transition period allows kidney programs to update candidate data ahead of Dec. 15 final implementation.
Transplant patient webinar addresses upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Register now for Nov. 23 educational offering for patients and their caregivers.
Modifications made to policy requirements for blood type determination and reporting
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Both OPOs and transplant hospitals will need to update their written protocols to address both indeterminate and conflicting blood typing results.
OPTN Board meeting to be held virtually in December
Monday, November 2, 2020
Additional details to be added to calendar of events.
OPTN to launch a collaborative improvement project to increase recovery of DCD organs
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Participating OPOs will work to identify and share effective practices related to DCD procurement processes.
Updated monitoring report available for liver policy, National Liver Review Board
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Report addresses first six months of acuity circle distribution.
Policy changes to kidney and pancreas allocation to implement Dec. 15
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Professional education to be released in November.
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