Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
HRSA launched the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Modernization Initiative to better serve the needs of patients and families.Read the press release
Board approves policies to support HOPE Act, enhance VCA transplantation
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Action will facilitate the transplant community’s participation in the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act.
Board places University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on probation
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The board took action at its meeting June 1.
Transplant network reaches milestone of 500,000 deceased donor organ transplants
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
More than 250,000 recipients of these transplants are estimated to be surviving.
Educational toolkit, virtual town hall address transplant program performance reviews
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A recording is now available of the May 5, 2015, performance review webinar.
HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The OPTN Final Rule will be amended to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors.
Calculator tool estimates liver wait list outcomes
Monday, May 4, 2015
The SRTR created the calculator at the request of the OPTN liver committee.
Recognizing and testing for Chagas disease
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) has reviewed a number of donor-derived transmissions of geographically-associated diseases.
Feedback sought on OPTN strategic plan
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The plan serves as a roadmap to help prioritize the OPTN's work through 2018.
Study suggests little increase in number of potential organ donors
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Transplant opportunities may exist in expanding donor acceptance criteria.
Officers and board members elected - 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president.
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