Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Change to living donation policy on candidate registration approved by the Executive Committee
The OPTN/UNOS Executive Committee recently approved a change to living donation policy that will take effect on September 1, 2014.
Friday, August 15, 2014
A roadmap of best practices introducing the TQRGT
Get tools to enhance transplant program quality and value.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
State of Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program report shares information and results
The OPTN kidney paired donation work group released a report on the State of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program today. It provides statistics and information on progress of the program from its first kidney paired donation matches and transplants in 2010 through 2013.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Public forum on liver allocation issues to be held September 16
Responses to a concept document questionnaire will be used to develop discussion topics for the forum.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
100th living donor kidney transplant arranged through OPTN program
The program identifies compatible matches for living donor kidney transplants at 138 participating hospitals nationwide.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Liver Concept Questionnaire Deadline is July 11; Public forum to be held September 16
The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee continues to seek public input on a concept document addressing issues in liver distribution.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Board approves initial policies regarding limb and face transplantation, new policies for pediatric heart allocation
The board unanimously approved the first national policies and standards for transplantation of limbs, faces and other structures collectively known as vascularized composite allografts (VCAs).
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Input sought on Concept Document for Liver Distribution
We invite the transplant community and public to provide feedback through July 11, 2014.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Executive committee approves discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates
The change to national lung allocation policy affects transplant candidates age 11 or younger.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Study assesses likely outcomes of revised kidney allocation system
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients led the effort.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014