Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Voluntary recall of Cardinal Health brand sterile conventional syringes and needles
International Medsurg Connection (IMC), a wholesale medical supply distributor, has voluntarily recalled its sterile conventional syringes and needles in Cardinal Health private label packaging. Your organization might have received notice from Cardinal Health about this recall. Learn more.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee Updates June 2017
The committee continues work on various initiatives intended to promote equitable organ allocation and distribution.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Journal article chronicles efforts to revise adult heart allocation policy
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation article describes collaborative efforts.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hospitals chosen for second phase of COIIN pilot
Hospitals will create and test improvement projects and will share results.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
OPTN/UNOS Board approves national board to review exception priority for liver transplant candidates, guidance document for transplant candidate education
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 5 and 6, approved a national system to assign liver allocation priority for candidates with exceptional medical conditions.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Call for board of directors nominations
The OPTN/UNOS Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Board releases Methodist Hospital lab from probation
Full member privileges were restored for the Histocompatibility and Immunology Laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Board places Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on probation
Froedtert Hospital is a transplant hospital located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Policy clarification on pre transplant crossmatch requirements
This information does not represent any change in OPTN policy.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Report measures equity in access to deceased donor kidney transplants
The report addresses how the OPTN kidney allocation system meets transplant candidates' needs.
Saturday, May 27, 2017