Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Public comment open from Aug. 4 through Oct. 1 2020
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is offering eight proposals, one guidance document, and one request for feedback item for public comment.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
COVID-19 operational actions to remain in effect through Dec. 31
Original ending date of Sept. 30 extended.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Update on the OPTN COVID Collaborative
Website to be archived, cross-disciplinary webinars to continue.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Notice of implementation of new OPTN Membership Application forms
Once the latest cycle of applications is approved, requests must be submitted on the new application forms.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Public Health Service guidance updated regarding donor screening for bloodborne disease transmission
OPTN to review and revise policies for consistency with updated guidelines.
Monday, July 6, 2020
AJT article analyzes adult heart allocation policy
Transplants increased for medically urgent; minimal impact on waitlist mortality and post-transplant survival.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Thoracic Transplantation Committee dissolved effective July 1, 2020
The OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee and Lung Transplantation Committee are now in place.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Project to review regional structure and process begins
The OPTN wants your input on the regional structure and process. Please submit your input today.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Report assesses effect of actions relating to COVID-19
OPTN Board of Directors briefed on data at June 7 meeting.
Friday, June 26, 2020
OPTN research in focus at American Transplant Congress
Research presented at virtual meeting.
Thursday, June 25, 2020