Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Board opposes transplant tourism
Transplant tourism is the practice of patients seeking organ transplantation in countries where donors are potentially exploited.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Federal register notice addresses living donor policies
OPTN living donor guidelines should be given the same status as other OPTN policies under the OPTN final rule.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
UCI Medical Center placed on probation
UCI voluntarily withdrew its liver transplant program from OPTN membership in November 2005.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Member sanction levied against St. Vincent Medical Center
Center declared to be a "member not in good standing."
Thursday, March 2, 2006
Federal register to solicit comments on OPTN oversight of living donor guidelines
Written comments must be submitted by February 22, 2006.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Board addresses compliance and quality monitoring
Action will expand and improve monitoring and public notice of OPTN/UNOS member institutions for compliance with OPTN/UNOS by-laws and policies.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Statement regarding St. Vincent liver transplant program
The center took action following an internal investigation.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Board addresses information needs of potential living donors
Resolutions were developed as part of the OPTN's evolving responsibility to oversee the practice of live organ transplantation in the United States.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Report identifies transplant trends for 2004
The number of organ transplants and transplant survival rates are increasing while the demand continues to grow.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Memorandum addresses living donor solicitation
Recent publicity has called to question the appropriateness of public solicitation for live donor organs for transplantation.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005