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
March System Performance Committee meeting open for public participation
Friday, January 25, 2019
The OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc System Performance Committee will meet in Chicago March 11-12, 2019 to review and formalize their recommendations to drive transplant system performance and effectiveness. The meeting is open to the public.
Nominees Chosen for the 2019 Board of Directors Election
Sunday, January 20, 2019
OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in February 2019.
Public comment open January 22 through March 22 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Organ transplants in United States set sixth consecutive record in 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019
Total transplants since 1988 exceed 750,000; living donor transplants highest in 13 years.
Recall notice affects Sodium chloride vials
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A manufacturer of retail drugs has issued a voluntary recall of a product used in recovery and preparation of donor lungs.
SRTR modeling results available for kidney and pancreas distribution proposal
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Committees are developing proposed kidney and pancreas distribution policies to replace current Donation Service Area (DSA) and regional boundaries used in the current system.
OPTN/UNOS Board approves updated liver distribution system
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Will reduce geographic disparity, create consistent geographic areas
Liver distribution proposal advances for board consideration
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The proposal would replace fixed, irregular local and regional geographic boundaries historically used to match liver candidates based on the donor location.
Applications coming soon regarding definition of transplant hospital
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
OPTN bylaw requirements updating the definition of a transplant hospital are expected to go into effect in December 2019.
Special public comment period addresses liver distribution
Thursday, October 4, 2018
From October 8 through November 1, the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment on a proposal to replace Donation Service Areas (DSAs) and regions in distribution policies for livers and intestinal organs.
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