Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
A new way for professionals to report patient safety events
Learn how the online reporting system is changing and how it will benefit transplant professionals and patients.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Board places The Methodist Hospital on probation
The Methodist Hospital is a member transplant hospital in Houston, Texas.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The new kidney allocation system: basic preparations
This webinar provides basic information to prepare transplant professionals for new policy requirements.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Kidney allocation system webinar - what referring physicians need to know
The webinar is being offered to raise awareness among referring physicians of the importance of early referral and pre-emptive listing for transplantation.
Friday, February 28, 2014
DTAC develops toxoplasma screening e-learning module
This simple test can help reduce the number of unexpected donor-derived toxoplasma transmissions.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Introduction to the new kidney allocation system
Listen to this recording to learn basic information about upcoming changes to the kidney allocation system and how it may impact transplant programs and providers.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Get involved: volunteer for an OPTN/UNOS committee
We are especially interested in new nominees who have personal experiences with organ donation and/or transplantation.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
More transplants performed in 2013, but the need continues to grow
In 2013, 28,954 patients on the national transplant waiting list received a life-saving organ.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Board addresses living donation policies and other issues
The board approved policies to create greater consistency in the medical and psychosocial evaluation and informed consent processes for living kidney donors and increase the level of clinical information reported on post-transplant outcomes for these donors.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Board addresses donation upon circulatory death, advocacy for living donors, plain language policies
The board approved several actions at its November 2013 meeting.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013