Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Officers and board members elected - 2013
The OPTN has elected 15 new members to its Board of Directors.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
OPTN/SRTR publishes 2011 annual data report
The report publishes organ transplant statistics.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
FDA notice relating to New England Compounding Center product recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised providers not to use any products distributed by the New England Compounding Center.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Donor and recipient information-sharing guidance and toolkit available
OPO and transplant center staff can use the resources to encourage information-sharing between transplant recipients and donor families/living donors.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
OPTN strategic plan approved
The plan will serve as a framework for prioritizing development of OPTN policies, bylaws and activities.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Resource form updated for verifying organ documentation and packaging
Members can use the form when verifying accuracy of documentation, labeling and packaging of transplantable organs.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Board approves new liver allocation requirements, transplantation of non-resident candidates
Changes to liver allocation policy were made to ensure broader access to organs for candidates in urgent need of liver transplantation.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Comment sought on proposed rule regarding vascularized composite allografts
A proposed rule includes vascularized composite allografts (VCA) within the definition of organs.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
2010 OPTN/SRTR annual data report available
The report publishes organ transplant statistics and is produced each year.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Board approves requirements to enhance patient safety, improve access
A series of requirements was approved to enhance patient safety in the use of organs with uncommon blood subtypes.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011