Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
OPTN strategic plan approved
The plan will serve as a framework for prioritizing development of OPTN policies, bylaws and activities.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Board approves new liver allocation requirements, transplantation of non-resident candidates
Changes to liver allocation policy were made to ensure broader access to organs for candidates in urgent need of liver transplantation.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Comment sought on proposed rule regarding vascularized composite allografts
A proposed rule includes vascularized composite allografts (VCA) within the definition of organs.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
2010 OPTN/SRTR annual data report available
The report publishes organ transplant statistics and is produced each year.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Board approves requirements to enhance patient safety, improve access
A series of requirements was approved to enhance patient safety in the use of organs with uncommon blood subtypes.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Study examines ethnic and gender differences in ESRD risk after living kidney donation
The study was published in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center placed on probation
Probation is a public designation of an OPTN member.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Nevada Donor Network declared a member not in good standing
The OPTN/UNOS board of directors voted for the designation at its recent meeting.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Board approves assessment of organ procurement organization performance
An addition to the OPTN bylaws will promote performance improvement.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Federal officials issue alert about Weck Hem-o-Lok ligating clips
The FDA and HRSA warn health care providers not to use Weck Hem-o-Lok ligating clips for ligation of the renal artery during a laparoscopic living-donor kidney surgery, because of serious risks to the donor.
Thursday, May 5, 2011