Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency from Member Not in Good Standing
At its meeting December 5, 2017, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA), an organ procurement organization providing services to six counties in South Florida.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
OPTN/UNOS Board addresses organ placement efficiency, en bloc kidney allocation
Geographic distribution principles to be studied.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Board approves enhanced liver distribution system
A set of policy amendments was approved to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
At two years, HOPE Act still offering hope
Two years since its implementation, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) has continued to provide transplant opportunities for candidates with HIV who are willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Policy modification to lung distribution sequence
Effective at 8 p.m. Eastern time, November 24, 2017, the OPTN lung allocation system was modified. A post-implementation proposal is out for public comment.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Webinar to discuss liver proposal
A recording is available.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Compromise liver proposal to advance for board consideration
The proposal is intended to balance key principles.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Next phase of COIIN underway
A new group of participants will refine and build upon approaches developed during the initial pilot phase.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases University Hospitals of Cleveland from probation
The Board restored full member privileges for University Hospitals of Cleveland, a transplant center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Monday, October 2, 2017
New histocompatibility general supervisor key personnel requirement
Notice of implementation: effective February 27, 2018.
Sunday, October 1, 2017