Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Public Health Service guidance updated regarding donor screening for bloodborne disease transmission
OPTN to review and revise policies for consistency with updated guidelines.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
AJT article analyzes adult heart allocation policy
Transplants increased for medically urgent; minimal impact on waitlist mortality and post-transplant survival.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Thoracic Transplantation Committee dissolved effective July 1, 2020
The OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee and Lung Transplantation Committee are now in place.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Project to review regional structure and process begins
The OPTN wants your input on the regional structure and process. Please submit your input today.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Report assesses effect of actions relating to COVID-19
OPTN Board of Directors briefed on data at June 7 meeting.
Friday, June 26, 2020
OPTN research in focus at American Transplant Congress
Research presented at virtual meeting.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Call for Nominations for OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee
Transplant hepatologist sought for term beginning July 1.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Additional provisions adopted to upcoming kidney, pancreas distribution system
Refinements to kidney and pancreas policy to be adopted with new policy approved in December 2019.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Two-month monitoring report available for liver distribution
Donation and transplant activity being tracked on an ongoing basis.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Bio form updated for volunteering for board or committee service
Form is customized to the user’s experience and interest.
Thursday, May 14, 2020