Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Educational toolkit, virtual town hall address transplant program performance reviews
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A recording is now available of the May 5, 2015, performance review webinar.
HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The OPTN Final Rule will be amended to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors.
Calculator tool estimates liver wait list outcomes
Monday, May 4, 2015
The SRTR created the calculator at the request of the OPTN liver committee.
Recognizing and testing for Chagas disease
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has reviewed a number of donor-derived transmissions of geographically-associated diseases.
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The plan serves as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Study suggests little increase in number of potential organ donors
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Transplant opportunities may exist in expanding donor acceptance criteria.
Officers and board members elected - 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president.
Applying for OPTN vascularized composite allograft transplant program approval
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Here’s a list of membership requirements for VCA programs.
Labs are reminded to provide a copy of their written agreement with transplant hospitals
Monday, March 2, 2015
New bylaws tell you specifically what to include.
Some abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are considered vascularized composite allograft transplants
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Memo clarifies requirements for hospitals and OPOs.
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