Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Public forum addresses equity in liver distribution
Monday, September 15, 2014
About 400 people attended the September 16 event; resources are available.
Kidney paired donation pilot program town hall
Friday, August 29, 2014
A recording of the August 21 session is available.
Change to living donation policy on candidate registration approved by the Executive Committee
Friday, August 15, 2014
The OPTN/UNOS Executive Committee recently approved a change to living donation policy that will take effect on September 1, 2014.
A roadmap of best practices introducing the TQRGT
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Get tools to enhance transplant program quality and value.
State of Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program report shares information and results
Monday, July 28, 2014
The OPTN kidney paired donation work group released a report on the State of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program today. It provides statistics and information on progress of the program from its first kidney paired donation matches and transplants in 2010 through 2013.
Public forum on liver allocation issues to be held September 16
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Responses to a concept document questionnaire will be used to develop discussion topics for the forum.
100th living donor kidney transplant arranged through OPTN program
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The program identifies compatible matches for living donor kidney transplants at 138 participating hospitals nationwide.
Board approves initial policies regarding limb and face transplantation, new policies for pediatric heart allocation
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The board unanimously approved the first national policies and standards for transplantation of limbs, faces and other structures collectively known as vascularized composite allografts (VCAs).
Executive committee approves discretionary listing of pediatric lung transplant candidates
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The change to national lung allocation policy affects transplant candidates age 11 or younger.
Study assesses likely outcomes of revised kidney allocation system
Monday, May 26, 2014
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients led the effort.
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