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
Call for nominations for 2020 board and committees
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Board and committee terms begin July 1, 2020. Apply through September 30.
Kidney Accelerated Placement project for national offers begins July 18
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
OPTN launches Kidney Accelerated Placement Project July 18, 2019
Donor-derived Cryptococcosis: A Rare Event
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Learn more about these cases reported to the OPTN between 2008 - 2017 in this quarterly news feature provided by the OPTN Disease Transmission Advisory Committee.
Kidney and pancreas committees refine distribution policy options
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Each committee and a joint workgroup will continue to refine and discuss options based on circles of either a 250 or 500 nautical mile radius.
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital released from probation
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The OPTN Executive Committee took action at a meeting on June 26, 2019.
OPTN Board approves updated heart, VCA allocation
Monday, June 10, 2019
Distribution changes will enhance transplant equity through more consistent access
Webinars discuss revisions to kidney and pancreas allocation policies
Sunday, June 9, 2019
View recordings of the June webinars to learn more.
SRTR modeling results available for kidney and pancreas distribution
Saturday, June 8, 2019
SRTR modeling of alternatives to inform these policy proposals were updated June 21.
Go to OPTN online store to order organ and vessel labels
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Under the new OPTN contract, we are updating OPTN organ transport labels and the ordering process.
NLRB update - MMaT calculation now based on DSA of transplant hospital
Thursday, May 23, 2019
the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) scores for liver candidates with exception scores are now based on recent liver transplants performed at liver transplant hospitals within the donation service area (DSA) where the candidates are listed.
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