Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Patient info on disaster relief and assistance
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
The OPTN is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.
Oct. 13 webinar to address lung continuous distribution policy implementation
Friday, September 23, 2022
The webinar will be recorded for future access.
United States reaches milestone of one million organ transplants
Friday, September 9, 2022
Milestone reflects accelerating trend in donation and transplantation.
Notice: Data privacy incident and steps taken
Monday, August 22, 2022
The OPTN has acted to resolve the issue and prevent similar future occurrences.
Two-year monitoring report for liver, intestine policy shows success in key aspects
Friday, August 5, 2022
Report details outcomes since policy implementation in February 2020.
Monkeypox and Solid Organ Donation
Thursday, August 4, 2022
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) is evaluating this situation as it develops.
Public Comment open from Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, 2022
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The OPTN is offering 15 items for review, including one white paper, one committee update, three concept papers, and 10 policy proposals.
Updated National Liver Review Board guidance now in effect
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Updates made to guidance for HCC and adult MELD exceptions.
Two-year monitoring report summarizes National Liver Review Board activity
Monday, July 25, 2022
Report covers activity since the implementation of the acuity circles liver allocation policy.
Two new transplant performance metrics now in effect, are first phase of enhanced monitoring system
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
New system will more holistically evaluate program performance.
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