Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Special announcement from HRSA regarding West Nile Virus
Immunocompromised individuals may be at greater risk for severe disease.
Friday, January 9, 2004
Board approves pilot study on access to kidney transplants among minority and disadvantaged candidates
The study is intended to improve transplant access among ethnic minorities and disadvantaged people on dialysis.
Friday, November 21, 2003
Collaboration announced to increase donation among minorities
Former NBA star Sean Elliott announced a national education campaign to promote organ donation among U.S. minority communities.
Friday, September 26, 2003
New technology allows electronic sharing of donor information
DonorNet facilitates organ placement and acceptance by providing secure, convenient and flexible donor information to transplant center personnel.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
UNOS continues to review transplant error
We are reviewing the mismatched transplant and gathering facts from all members involved in the case.
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Statement regarding Jesica Santillian's transplant
Information is being gathered from all organizations involved in the case.
Thursday, February 20, 2003
First heart transplant performed 35 years ago
Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on a human being at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Board revises kidney policy to boost minority transplants
Data suggest the policy change would allow more than 200 additional kidney transplants annually for minority patients.
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Status of investigation into West Nile infection in organ transplant recipients
Officials are vigorously investigating possible cases of West Nile viral infection among transplant recipients.
Friday, September 20, 2002
Possible West Nile Virus transmission through organ transplantation
This alert notice provides a summary of the current status of the ongoing investigation of this case.
Monday, September 9, 2002