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
AJT article analyzes adult heart allocation policy
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Transplants increased for medically urgent; minimal impact on waitlist mortality and post-transplant survival.
Thoracic Transplantation Committee dissolved effective July 1, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee and Lung Transplantation Committee are now in place.
Project to review regional structure and process begins
Monday, June 29, 2020
The OPTN wants your input on the regional structure and process. Please submit your input today.
Report assesses effect of actions relating to COVID-19
Friday, June 26, 2020
OPTN Board of Directors briefed on data at June 7 meeting.
OPTN research in focus at American Transplant Congress
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Research presented at virtual meeting.
Call for Nominations for OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Transplant hepatologist sought for term beginning July 1.
Additional provisions adopted to upcoming kidney, pancreas distribution system
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Refinements to kidney and pancreas policy to be adopted with new policy approved in December 2019.
Two-month monitoring report available for liver distribution
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Donation and transplant activity being tracked on an ongoing basis.
Bio form updated for volunteering for board or committee service
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Form is customized to the user’s experience and interest.
Call for nominations for OPTN Heart Committee and Lung Committee
Friday, March 13, 2020
The OPTN Board of Directors has voted to dissolve the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee and create two new OPTN committees in its place. Nomination period closes March 25, 2020.
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