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
SRTR modeling results are available for liver distribution proposal
Sunday, September 23, 2018
A special public comment period begins October 8.
NLRB, liver distribution implementation postponed
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The committee is working to replace the local Donation Service Area (DSA) and region as specific units of distribution with an alternative geographic framework. As a result, neither the NLRB nor the previously approved liver distribution policy will be implemented in 2018 as originally scheduled.
Constituent council initiative tests options to improve committee structure
Friday, August 10, 2018
Two committees, Patient Affairs and Transplant Coordinators, are participating in the proof of concept.
Ad Hoc Committee formed to address OPO, transplant center, system metrics
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
A new ad hoc committee will focus on studying the systems and relationships among OPOs and transplant centers. It will identify tools and principles that can be used to drive collaborative transplant systems performance improvement.
Public comment sought
Friday, August 3, 2018
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from August 3 through October 3, 2018.
COIIN Learning Congress to share key lessons
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hospital participants will gather at a Learning Congress in Dallas August 7-8.
Recall notice affects IV solutions
Monday, July 23, 2018
ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.
Call for nominations: 2019-2020 OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
You may nominate yourself or a colleague for a board position by submitting a biography form.
OPTN/UNOS Board adopts principles of geographic organ distribution
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Lung distribution, member review process, informed consent requirements also addressed
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center from probation
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
At a teleconference May 2, 2018, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center.
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