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
New membership application forms in effect September 1
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved the most recent versions of all OPTN membership applications.
Two year analysis shows effects of kidney allocation system
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Results show success in a number of key system goals.
Voluntary recall of Cardinal Health brand sterile conventional syringes and needles
Thursday, July 6, 2017
International Medsurg Connection (IMC), a wholesale medical supply distributor, has voluntarily recalled its sterile conventional syringes and needles in Cardinal Health private label packaging. Your organization might have received notice from Cardinal Health about this recall. Learn more.
Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee Updates June 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
The committee continues work on various initiatives intended to promote equitable organ allocation and distribution.
Journal article chronicles efforts to revise adult heart allocation policy
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation article describes collaborative efforts.
Hospitals chosen for second phase of COIIN pilot
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Hospitals will create and test improvement projects and will share results.
OPTN/UNOS Board approves national board to review exception priority for liver transplant candidates, guidance document for transplant candidate education
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 5 and 6, approved a national system to assign liver allocation priority for candidates with exceptional medical conditions.
Call for board of directors nominations
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The OPTN/UNOS Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors.
Board releases Methodist Hospital lab from probation
Monday, June 5, 2017
Full member privileges were restored for the Histocompatibility and Immunology Laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Board places Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital on probation
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Froedtert Hospital is a transplant hospital located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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