Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Applying for OPTN vascularized composite allograft transplant program approval
Here’s a list of membership requirements for VCA programs.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Labs are reminded to provide a copy of their written agreement with transplant hospitals
New bylaws tell you specifically what to include.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Some abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are considered vascularized composite allograft transplants
Memo clarifies requirements for hospitals and OPOs.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Webinar addresses OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV
A recording of the Feb. 3 instructional event and supporting materials are available.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Changes to the lung allocation system
Learn more and access resources.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Baxter Healthcare voluntary recall of irrigation sets
Seventeen specific lots of irrigation sets manufactured by Baxter Healthcare are subject to a voluntarily recall issued January 14, 2015.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Journal article describes importance of communications in addressing potential donor-transmitted infections
Timely and effective communication of potential transmission events can help avert or minimize infection in recipients.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Liver and intestinal organ transplantation committee update regarding liver distribution discussion
Three ad hoc subcommittees are meeting to refine metrics of access and disparity and are exploring ways to optimize distribution, among other issues.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Public comment features new, blog-style format
New proposals are available for comment through March 27.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Journal article outlines efforts to study, improve adult heart allocation policy
Continuing refinement of adult heart allocation policy has significantly reduced the number of candidates who have died awaiting a heart transplant over the last several years without negatively affecting post-transplant survival. However, additional modification may further improve patient access and address ongoing evolution in the medical treatment of heart transplant candidates.
Monday, January 19, 2015