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
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
Center code required for OPTN label orders
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Center code required for OPTN label orders beginning Jan. 1, 2020
Podcast explains pediatric bylaw application process
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
New podcast on pediatric bylaw application process now available.
Kidney and pancreas allocation proposals modified to advance 250 nautical mile distribution circle, fewer proximity points
Monday, October 28, 2019
The OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees, following consideration of extensive public comment, will advance updated allocation proposals to the OPTN Board of Directors for consideration at its December 3 meeting.
Report studies first 12 weeks of NLRB activity
Monday, October 21, 2019
Nearly 5,000 cases reviewed in the first 12 weeks of NLRB activity.
Committees to review kidney and pancreas proposals
Friday, October 18, 2019
Committees meet week of October 21.
Public comment sought on split liver variance
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Special public comment session open Oct. 15 through Nov. 14.
Median MELD and PELD at transplant scores updated
Monday, September 23, 2019
As of Sept. 24, 2019, updated median MELD at transplant (MMaT) and median PELD at transplant (MPaT) scores are being used as a basis for assigning exception scores for liver transplant candidates.
Transplant patient webinar addresses proposed changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
Sunday, September 15, 2019
View information presented on September 16.
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