Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Public comment sought
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from August 3 through October 3, 2018.
Friday, August 3, 2018
COIIN Learning Congress to share key lessons
Hospital participants will gather at a Learning Congress in Dallas August 7-8.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Recall notice affects IV solutions
ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Call for nominations: 2019-2020 OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors
You may nominate yourself or a colleague for a board position by submitting a biography form.
Friday, June 22, 2018
OPTN/UNOS Board adopts principles of geographic organ distribution
Lung distribution, member review process, informed consent requirements also addressed
Monday, June 11, 2018
OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors releases Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center from probation
At a teleconference May 2, 2018, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Indiana Donor Network and Gulf Coast Medical Center.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
New booklet advises parents of pediatric transplant patients
A new resource booklet, “What Every Parent Needs to Know,” is available for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who need or receive an organ transplant.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
OPTN/UNOS Board members named
Members of the national organ donation and transplantation community have elected 25 members to the OPTN/UNOS board of directors, including a new president, vice-president/president-elect, vice president for patient and donor affairs and secretary.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Notice addresses organ preservation solution
Bridge to Life Ltd. and Waters Medical Systems have issued a field correction for specified lots of Belzer UW Cold Storage Solution and IGL Cold Storage Solution in 2-liter bags.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
OPTN/UNOS summit to address OPO, transplant center, system metrics
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors is launching a new effort to study and develop metrics that organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and transplant centers can use for improvement.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018