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
Policy clarification on pre transplant crossmatch requirements
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
This information does not represent any change in OPTN policy.
Report measures equity in access to deceased donor kidney transplants
Saturday, May 27, 2017
The report addresses how the OPTN kidney allocation system meets transplant candidates' needs.
Template tools available to document ABO verification in the OR
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hospitals can use or customize the tools to document ABO verification of transplant recipients and living donors in the OR.
Application period is open for second cohort of COIIN pilot
Monday, May 1, 2017
Kidney programs can apply through May 31.
Recap of recently approved and upcoming policy changes
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Access updated policy document reflecting changes from recently implemented proposals. Be prepared for other policy changes coming June 1.
Applications coming in May for second cohort of COIIN pilot
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The application process will open May 1 for kidney transplant programs interested in participating in the next phase.
Instruction available on extra vessels handling and storage
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Access an e-learning module to review OPTN policy requirements for extra vessel recovery, storage and transplant.
Special public comment period begins March 27 for guidance document
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Document addresses communication with patients regarding increased risk donors; April 4 webinar recording is available.
2017 board members and committee leadership named
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 17 members to the board.
FDA Alert Addresses Potentially Contaminated SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Read FDA's most recent update published on March 9, 2017.
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