Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
HRSA launched the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Modernization Initiative to better serve the needs of patients and families.Read the press release
Public comment open from Jan. 22 through March 24 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Updated liver and intestinal organ allocation policy implemented Feb. 4
Saturday, January 18, 2020
New policy implemented Feb. 4.
Donation service areas removed from thoracic allocation system
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
DSA has been replaced with a 250 nautical mile circle; policy language removed regarding prioritization of sensitized candidates within a DSA.
Organ donation again sets record in 2019
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Nearly 11,900 people provided the lifesaving gift of organ donation upon their death in 2019, an increase of 10.7 percent over 2018 and the ninth consecutive record-breaking year for deceased donation in the United States.
Transplant hospital definition bylaws effective Jan. 13
Monday, January 6, 2020
The new requirements outline circumstances for transplant hospitals to operate in either one or more than one location.
Patient Information Letter has been updated
Friday, January 3, 2020
All transplant programs should use the new letter no later than Jan. 31, 2020
New policy adopted to improve kidney, pancreas distribution
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Effective placement of liver matches, HOPE Act extension also addressed
Public comment sought; Liver access for urgent candidates in Hawaii and Puerto Rico
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Special public comment session open Dec. 5 through Jan. 9. National webinar will present and discuss details Dec. 18.
Revised kidney and pancreas proposals going to the OPTN Board of Directors
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Revised proposals for replacement of DSA and Region will be presented to the OPTN Board of Directors at its Dec. 3, 2019 meeting; committee briefing papers now available.
Modifications made to kidney and pancreas allocation proposals
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Import backup workgroup and medical urgency subcommittee formed
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