Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Feedback requested on concepts for kidney allocation
In a continuing effort to improve the national kidney allocation system, the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee requests feedback from the transplant community and the public on three proposed concepts.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
First kidney paired donor transplants performed in national pilot program
Two kidney recipients are experiencing renewed life and health thanks to the generosity of two living donors.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Board broadens options for national kidney paired donation pilot
A new protocol will allow pairs to be matched with a "non-directed donor."
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Kidney paired donation pilot program to begin matching in October
The match run identifies medically compatible pairs of potential living kidney donors and candidates.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Board approves resource to assess deceased donor kidney quality
A key issue in kidney allocation is a medical assessment of the organ's long-term function.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Participants named for national pilot kidney paired donation project
Four organizations have been selected to enroll patients and potential living donors in a national pilot project.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Guidance regarding H1N1 and implications for transplantation
This communication is intended to provide information to transplant centers and OPOs as they prepare for the upcoming flu season.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Board approves living donor kidney programs
The 236 transplant programs met criteria for key personnel and enhancing living donor safety.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Report identifies 2008 transplant trends
This annual report and is based largely on data pertaining to the 10-year period, from 1998 to 2007.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Committee analysis on disease transmission featured in American Journal of Transplantation
In organ transplantation, there is always some risk that a disease present in the donor can be conveyed to recipients.
Thursday, September 17, 2009