Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Journal article outlines efforts to study, improve adult heart allocation policy
Continuing refinement of adult heart allocation policy has significantly reduced the number of candidates who have died awaiting a heart transplant over the last several years without negatively affecting post-transplant survival. However, additional modification may further improve patient access and address ongoing evolution in the medical treatment of heart transplant candidates.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Board election to be held electronically
For the first time, OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will be able to cast ballots electronically for election of OPTN/UNOS Board officers and directors whose terms begin in July 2015.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
New policy requirements for living donor informed consent and evaluations
Access recorded instruction to prepare for policy changes, effective February 1.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Learn about policy changes approved at the November 2014 board meeting
Policy notice summarizes changes and provides upcoming policy language.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Revised national kidney transplant allocation system is now in place
Significant revisions to the system are expected to match kidneys more effectively and improve access for hard-to-match patients.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Status of discussion regarding liver distribution
Liver Committee Chairman David C. Mulligan, M.D., provides an update on recent efforts.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Fall 2014 public comment ends December 5
The Board of Directors reviewed and voted on many of these proposals in 2015.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Education on the new kidney allocation system is a focus for 2014
Educational information is available.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
New training module available to educate professionals and patients about kidney allocation changes
This tool is now available in English and Spanish.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Guidance regarding Ebola Virus Disease
It is important for the transplant community to be aware of risk factors for this disease.
Monday, November 24, 2014