Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
The plan serves as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Study suggests little increase in number of potential organ donors
Transplant opportunities may exist in expanding donor acceptance criteria.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Officers and board members elected - 2015
First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Applying for OPTN vascularized composite allograft transplant program approval
Here’s a list of membership requirements for VCA programs.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Labs are reminded to provide a copy of their written agreement with transplant hospitals
New bylaws tell you specifically what to include.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Some abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are considered vascularized composite allograft transplants
Memo clarifies requirements for hospitals and OPOs.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Webinar addresses OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV
A recording of the instructional event and supporting materials are available.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Changes to the lung allocation system
Learn more and access resources.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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