Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Ad Hoc Committee formed to address OPO, transplant center, system metrics
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
A new ad hoc committee will focus on studying the systems and relationships among OPOs and transplant centers. It will identify tools and principles that can be used to drive collaborative transplant systems performance improvement.
Public comment sought
Friday, August 3, 2018
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from August 3 through October 3, 2018.
COIIN Learning Congress to share key lessons
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hospital participants will gather at a Learning Congress in Dallas August 7-8.
Recall notice affects IV solutions
Monday, July 23, 2018
ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.
Call for nominations: 2019-2020 OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
You may nominate yourself or a colleague for a board position by submitting a biography form.
OPTN/UNOS Board adopts principles of geographic organ distribution
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Lung distribution, member review process, informed consent requirements also addressed
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center from probation
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
At a teleconference May 2, 2018, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center.
New booklet advises parents of pediatric transplant patients
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A new resource booklet, “What Every Parent Needs to Know,” is available for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who need or receive an organ transplant.
OPTN/UNOS Board members named
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 25 members to the OPTN/UNOS board of directors, including a new president, vice-president/president-elect, vice president for patient and donor affairs and secretary.
Notice addresses organ preservation solution
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Bridge to Life Ltd. and Waters Medical Systems have issued a field correction for specified lots of Belzer UW Cold Storage Solution and IGL Cold Storage Solution in 2-liter bags.
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