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
Educational webinar addresses NLRB process
Sunday, September 15, 2019
A recording of the October 1 webinar is available.
Need feedback from transplant professionals on social media and living donors
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The OPTN Living Donor Committee is creating a social media guidance document for the transplant community. Living donor programs are invited to respond to their questionnaire.
Median MELD and PELD scores at transplant updated; will be used in exception score assignment effective Sept. 24
Sunday, September 8, 2019
As of Sept. 24, 2019, updated median MELD at transplant (MMaT) and median PELD at transplant (MPaT) scores will be used as a basis for assigning exception scores for liver transplant candidates.
Transplant programs receive pediatric component applications
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
This is the beginning of the implementation of the OPTN bylaws for pediatric training and experience required for programs intending to list and transplant pediatric patients.
UNet University e-learning modules now available
Monday, September 2, 2019
Transplant professionals can now access this training in UNOS Connect.
Assessing liver transplant candidates’ level of illness
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Recent public attention has focused on the process of determining medical urgency for liver transplant candidates, especially those whose medical circumstances require special attention. We hope the following information clarifies how candidates receive transplant priority based on their level of illness.
Kidney and Pancreas Distribution Modeling: Analysis at a Glance
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Read some takeaways from the latest modeling.
Public comment open August 2 through October 2
Friday, August 2, 2019
Your feedback is an important part of policy development.
Notice of implementation of new transplant program pediatric component applications and bylaws
Sunday, July 28, 2019
This is the first step in implementing OPTN bylaws for programs intending to list and transplant pediatric patients.
Dual and en bloc kidney allocation changes
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Phase 1 was implemented July 29, phase 2 changes are scheduled for September 5.
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