Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Webinar addresses OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV
Friday, February 20, 2015
A recording of the instructional event and supporting materials are available.
Changes to the lung allocation system
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Learn more and access resources.
Baxter Healthcare voluntary recall of irrigation sets
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Seventeen specific lots of irrigation sets manufactured by Baxter Healthcare are subject to a voluntarily recall issued January 14, 2015.
Journal article describes importance of communications in addressing potential donor-transmitted infections
Monday, February 9, 2015
Timely and effective communication of potential transmission events can help avert or minimize infection in recipients.
Liver and intestinal organ transplantation committee update regarding liver distribution discussion
Monday, February 2, 2015
Three ad hoc subcommittees are meeting to refine metrics of access and disparity and are exploring ways to optimize distribution, among other issues.
Public comment features new, blog-style format
Monday, January 26, 2015
New proposals are available for comment through March 27.
Journal article outlines efforts to study, improve adult heart allocation policy
Monday, January 19, 2015
Continuing refinement of adult heart allocation policy has significantly reduced the number of candidates who have died awaiting a heart transplant over the last several years without negatively affecting post-transplant survival. However, additional modification may further improve patient access and address ongoing evolution in the medical treatment of heart transplant candidates.
Board election to be held electronically
Sunday, January 18, 2015
For the first time, OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will be able to cast ballots electronically for election of OPTN/UNOS Board officers and directors whose terms begin in July 2015.
New policy requirements for living donor informed consent and evaluations
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Access recorded instruction to prepare for policy changes, effective February 1.
Learn about policy changes approved at the November 2014 board meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Policy notice summarizes changes and provides upcoming policy language.
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