Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
National committee formed to develop network policies for hand, face transplantation
Eighteen people who have clinical, professional and personal experience with vascular composite allografts (VCA) have been named to the new committee
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Public forum addresses equity in liver distribution
About 400 people attended the September 16 event; resources are available.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Kidney paired donation pilot program town hall
A recording of the August 21 session is available.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Change to living donation policy on candidate registration approved by the Executive Committee
The OPTN/UNOS Executive Committee recently approved a change to living donation policy that will take effect on September 1, 2014.
Friday, August 15, 2014
A roadmap of best practices introducing the TQRGT
Get tools to enhance transplant program quality and value.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
State of Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program report shares information and results
The OPTN kidney paired donation work group released a report on the State of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program today. It provides statistics and information on progress of the program from its first kidney paired donation matches and transplants in 2010 through 2013.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Public forum on liver allocation issues to be held September 16
Responses to a concept document questionnaire will be used to develop discussion topics for the forum.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
100th living donor kidney transplant arranged through OPTN program
The program identifies compatible matches for living donor kidney transplants at 138 participating hospitals nationwide.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Board approves initial policies regarding limb and face transplantation, new policies for pediatric heart allocation
The board unanimously approved the first national policies and standards for transplantation of limbs, faces and other structures collectively known as vascularized composite allografts (VCAs).
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Executive committee approves discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates
The change to national lung allocation policy affects transplant candidates age 11 or younger.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014