Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
CMS regulation addresses transplant program conditions of participation
A final rule regarding Medicare transplant program certification Medicare is effective June 28, 2007.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Board addresses protocols for donation after cardiac death
The board also adopted a set of standards for transplant surgeons and physicians.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Memorandum addresses DCD investigation
News reports have disclosed ongoing investigations of two San Francisco-area surgeons and hospital staff.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The role of the OPTN in the evolving practice of donation after cardiac death
This option for organ donation becomes an integral part of end-of-life care.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Reporting lines available for OPTN members and transplant patients
Transplant professionals and patients can use the lines to report issues and concerns about member institutions.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Forum weighs input on new kidney allocation concept
The OPTN/UNOS kidney transplantation committee is considering a number of ways to modify kidney allocation to best match available kidneys to candidates in need.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Fewer required elements on OPTN forms
transplant professionals now have 40 percent fewer required elements to complete on data forms.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Board approves changes to immunologic matching
The policy modification expected to improve the efficiency of organ allocation.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center declared member not in good standing
The board of directors made the decision after a hearing today.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sharp Memorial Hospital placed on probation
Sharp Memorial remains qualified to continue to perform pancreas, kidney and heart transplants.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006