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
Nominees Chosen for Board of Directors Election
Saturday, December 9, 2017
At its December 2017 meeting, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved the following slate of nominees for Board appointments beginning in July 2018. OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will receive a ballot and biographical information for the nominees in early 2018.
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency from Member Not in Good Standing
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
At its meeting December 5, 2017, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA), an organ procurement organization providing services to six counties in South Florida.
OPTN/UNOS Board addresses organ placement efficiency, en bloc kidney allocation
Monday, December 4, 2017
Geographic distribution principles to be studied.
Board approves enhanced liver distribution system
Sunday, December 3, 2017
A set of policy amendments was approved to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant.
At two years, HOPE Act still offering hope
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Two years since its implementation, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) has continued to provide transplant opportunities for candidates with HIV who are willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors.
Policy modification to lung distribution sequence
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Effective at 8 p.m. Eastern time, November 24, 2017, the OPTN lung allocation system was modified. A post-implementation proposal is out for public comment.
Webinar to discuss liver proposal
Saturday, October 21, 2017
A recording is available.
Compromise liver proposal to advance for board consideration
Monday, October 9, 2017
The proposal is intended to balance key principles.
Next phase of COIIN underway
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A new group of participants will refine and build upon approaches developed during the initial pilot phase.
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases University Hospitals of Cleveland from probation
Monday, October 2, 2017
The Board restored full member privileges for University Hospitals of Cleveland, a transplant center in Cleveland, Ohio.
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