Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Journal article describes trends in patient safety situation reporting
A review of patient safety situations reported to the OPTN is summarized in the December 2015 edition of the American Journal of Transplantation,
Friday, December 18, 2015
Nominees chosen for 2016 board of directors election
Member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in early 2016.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Study notes success in increasing minority transplants
The study documents the benefits of a systematic approach to match kidneys from deceased donors with subtypes of blood group A to blood type B recipients.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Board actions December 2015
The board approved policy to increase lung transplant access for children and established criteria for programs performing pediatric transplants, among other actions.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Board places Gulf Coast Medical Center on probation
Gulf Coast Medical Center is a transplant hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Board declares Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency a Member Not in Good Standing
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency is an organ procurement organization, providing services to six counties in South Florida.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
HCC policy changes affect applications for non-automatic exception requests
HCC exception scores for candidates not meeting HCC criteria, whose applications are submitted to the regional review board (RRB), must still adhere to the policyl.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Study assesses potential benefit in broader geographic sharing of pediatric donor lungs
A study finds that proposed allocation policy is likely to increase transplant rates for children, with no major adverse effect on adult candidates.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
OPTN policies and procedures implemented to support HOPE Act
The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act calls for study of the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of allowing kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive candidates.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
MELD serum sodium policy changes
The addition of a new factor to the MELD calculation affects the scores of liver transplant candidates in different ways.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015