Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors
The OPTN Final Rule will be amended to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Calculator tool estimates liver wait list outcomes
The SRTR created the calculator at the request of the OPTN liver committee.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Recognizing and testing for Chagas disease
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has reviewed a number of donor-derived transmissions of geographically-associated diseases.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
The plan serves as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Study suggests little increase in number of potential organ donors
Transplant opportunities may exist in expanding donor acceptance criteria.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Officers and board members elected - 2015
First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Applying for OPTN vascularized composite allograft transplant program approval
Here’s a list of membership requirements for VCA programs.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Labs are reminded to provide a copy of their written agreement with transplant hospitals
New bylaws tell you specifically what to include.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Some abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are considered vascularized composite allograft transplants
Memo clarifies requirements for hospitals and OPOs.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Webinar addresses OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV
A recording of the instructional event and supporting materials are available.
Friday, February 20, 2015