Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Public comment sought on criteria for research involving transplantation of HIV positive donor organs to HIV positive recipients
The criteria were developed in accord with the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, also known as the HOPE Act.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Board releases two member institutions from probation
The action was taken at the June 2015 board meeting.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Board approves policies to support HOPE Act, enhance VCA transplantation
Action will facilitate the transplant community’s participation in the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Board places University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on probation
The board took action at its meeting June 1.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Transplant network reaches milestone of 500,000 deceased donor organ transplants
More than 250,000 recipients of these transplants are estimated to be surviving.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Educational toolkit, virtual town hall address transplant program performance reviews
A recording is now available of the May 5, 2015, performance review webinar.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors
The OPTN Final Rule will be amended to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Calculator tool estimates liver wait list outcomes
The SRTR created the calculator at the request of the OPTN liver committee.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Recognizing and testing for Chagas disease
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has reviewed a number of donor-derived transmissions of geographically-associated diseases.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
The plan serves as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015