Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Policy clarification on pre transplant crossmatch requirements
This information does not represent any change in OPTN policy.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Report measures equity in access to deceased donor kidney transplants
The report addresses how the OPTN kidney allocation system meets transplant candidates' needs.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Template tools available to document ABO verification in the OR
Hospitals can use or customize the tools to document ABO verification of transplant recipients and living donors in the OR.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Application period is open for second cohort of COIIN pilot
Kidney programs can apply through May 31.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Recap of recently approved and upcoming policy changes
Access updated policy document reflecting changes from recently implemented proposals. Be prepared for other policy changes coming June 1.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Applications coming in May for second cohort of COIIN pilot
The application process will open May 1 for kidney transplant programs interested in participating in the next phase.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Instruction available on extra vessels handling and storage
Access an e-learning module to review OPTN policy requirements for extra vessel recovery, storage and transplant.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Special public comment period begins March 27 for guidance document
Document addresses communication with patients regarding increased risk donors; April 4 webinar recording is available.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2017 board members and committee leadership named
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 17 members to the board.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
FDA Alert Addresses Potentially Contaminated SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution
Read FDA's most recent update published on March 9, 2017.
Sunday, March 5, 2017