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 election to be held electronically
Sunday, January 18, 2015
For the first time, OPTN/UNOS member voting representatives will be able to cast ballots electronically for election of OPTN/UNOS Board officers and directors whose terms begin in July 2015.
New policy requirements for living donor informed consent and evaluations
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Access recorded instruction to prepare for policy changes, effective February 1.
Learn about policy changes approved at the November 2014 board meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Policy notice summarizes changes and provides upcoming policy language.
Revised national kidney transplant allocation system is now in place
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Significant revisions to the system are expected to match kidneys more effectively and improve access for hard-to-match patients.
Status of discussion regarding liver distribution
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Liver Committee Chairman David C. Mulligan, M.D., provides an update on recent efforts.
Fall 2014 public comment ends December 5
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The Board of Directors reviewed and voted on many of these proposals in 2015.
Education on the new kidney allocation system is a focus for 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Educational information is available.
New training module available to educate professionals and patients about kidney allocation changes
Friday, November 28, 2014
This tool is now available in English and Spanish.
Guidance regarding Ebola Virus Disease
Monday, November 24, 2014
It is important for the transplant community to be aware of risk factors for this disease.
Board approves policies on living donor evaluation and consent, donor disease risk assessment
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Policies approved at the November 2014 board meeting address living donation and other issues.
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