Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
New page addresses member actions
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The page lists OPTN member institutions currently on Probation or Member Not in Good Standing status.
Pediatric heart allocation policy and system changes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Part one changes were implemented on March 22. Additional changes are planned for July 7, 2016.
Liver distribution policy proposal to advance for August public comment
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee, at its meeting April 27, agreed on a proposal to be shared with the public for input in order to improve liver distribution nationwide.
ABO policy modifications take effect June 23, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
View questions and answers; access policy video recordings that explain the changes.
COIIN project studying effective practices at model hospitals, OPOs
Sunday, April 24, 2016
As part of the COIIN (Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network) project, UNOS staff will be assessing effective practices for utilization of moderate to high KDPI kidneys while maintaining quality outcome measures.
HOPE Act reminders for OPOs and transplant programs
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Reminders for transplant programs and OPOs who may be involved in donation or transplantation of HIV-positive liver or kidney donors, whether living or deceased.
Learn how 4 OPOs changed their organizational culture
Monday, March 28, 2016
Leaders from four OPOs in region 4 volunteered to share with you their effective practices and strategies for leadership and organizational culture change.
HOPE Act Update: First transplants performed
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Two transplants have been performed under the provisions of the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) in the four months since its implementation. Three transplant hospitals have enrolled with the OPTN to participate in research studies, and five candidates have been listed to receive transplants to date.
Officers and board members elected 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Terms of service begin July 1, 2016.
OPTN/UNOS Board places Histocompatibility and Immunology Laboratory at Methodist Hospital on probation
Thursday, March 3, 2016
This designation is specific to the laboratory only and does not apply to the transplant programs associated with Methodist Hospital.
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