Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Interactive visualizations now available as part of policy development for kidney and pancreas allocation
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Sensitivity tools help analyze effects of specific potential changes.
June 14 webinar addresses median MELD at transplant based on donor hospital
Friday, May 20, 2022
Session will address questions regarding upcoming policy implementation.
Updated modify data submission policies coming in August 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
New requirements under revisions to OPTN Policy 18: Data Submission Requirements include a data lock provision to make changes to eight data forms. The data lock will go into effect in August.
OPTN death verification process improvements will yield updated numbers beginning in April 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Additional deaths to be included in Center STAR files and national STAR files.
Community results of winter 2022 kidney and pancreas prioritization exercises now available
Friday, April 22, 2022
Feedback will inform development of policy for continuous distribution of kidneys and pancreata.
Median MELD at Transplant scores updated effective March 30
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Scores published for each liver program; updated twice yearly.
HRSA releases Request for Information for market research to support the next OPTN contract
Friday, April 8, 2022
Responses due by May 23, 2022 at 1 PM ET.
Updated two-year monitoring report available for dual and en bloc kidney allocation
Friday, April 1, 2022
Report covers activity since implementation of the policies.
Updated 18-month monitoring report available for National Liver Review Board
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Report covers activity since the implementation of the acuity circles liver allocation policy.
Data highlights from the first cohort of the OPTN DCD procurement collaborative
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Participating OPOs surpassed their project goals, saw greater increases than the rest of the nation.
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