Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Baxter Healthcare voluntary recall of irrigation sets
Seventeen specific lots of irrigation sets manufactured by Baxter Healthcare are subject to a voluntarily recall issued January 14, 2015.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Journal article describes importance of communications in addressing potential donor-transmitted infections
Timely and effective communication of potential transmission events can help avert or minimize infection in recipients.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Liver and intestinal organ transplantation committee update regarding liver distribution discussion
Three ad hoc subcommittees are meeting to refine metrics of access and disparity and are exploring ways to optimize distribution, among other issues.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Public comment features new, blog-style format
New proposals are available for comment through March 27.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Journal article outlines efforts to study, improve adult heart allocation policy
Continuing refinement of adult heart allocation policy has significantly reduced the number of candidates who have died awaiting a heart transplant over the last several years without negatively affecting post-transplant survival. However, additional modification may further improve patient access and address ongoing evolution in the medical treatment of heart transplant candidates.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Board election to be held electronically
For the first time, OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will be able to cast ballots electronically for election of OPTN/UNOS Board officers and directors whose terms begin in July 2015.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
New policy requirements for living donor informed consent and evaluations
Access recorded instruction to prepare for policy changes, effective February 1.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Learn about policy changes approved at the November 2014 board meeting
Policy notice summarizes changes and provides upcoming policy language.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Revised national kidney transplant allocation system is now in place
Significant revisions to the system are expected to match kidneys more effectively and improve access for hard-to-match patients.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Status of discussion regarding liver distribution
Liver Committee Chairman David C. Mulligan, M.D., provides an update on recent efforts.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014