Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Second phase of national DCD procurement collaborative project ready to launch
Aim is to increase DCD organ procurement, all OPOs are invited to participate.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect September 29
Scores are updated twice a year.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Updated monitoring report available for liver, intestine policy
Report covers the first 15 months the policy has been in effect.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
National webinar on Sept. 22 to address proposed membership requirements for uterus transplant programs
VCA committee’s proposal open for public comment through Sept. 30.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Donor Referral Practices Demonstration Project has concluded
Project explored the potential for a standardized set of donor referral data elements.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved for immunocompromised people
Refer to FDA and CDC statements for additional information.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
OPTN budget and OPTN registration fee set for new fiscal year
The OPTN budget and registration fee are developed on an annual basis.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Patient information on disaster relief and assistance
The OPTN is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Voluntary recall addresses Alprostadil
If your institution has stock from the affected lot, please contact your supplier.
Friday, August 20, 2021
National webinar held on Aug. 9 to review the continuous distribution of lungs proposal
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network hosted the webinar to review the Establish Continuous Distribution of Lungs proposal.
Thursday, August 19, 2021