Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Organ donation again sets record in 2019
Nearly 11,900 people provided the lifesaving gift of organ donation upon their death in 2019, an increase of 10.7 percent over 2018 and the ninth consecutive record-breaking year for deceased donation in the United States.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Transplant hospital definition bylaws effective Jan. 13
The new requirements outline circumstances for transplant hospitals to operate in either one or more than one location.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Patient Information Letter has been updated
All transplant programs should use the new letter no later than Jan. 31, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
New policy adopted to improve kidney, pancreas distribution
Effective placement of liver matches, HOPE Act extension also addressed
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Public comment sought; Liver access for urgent candidates in Hawaii and Puerto Rico
Special public comment session open Dec. 5 through Jan. 9. National webinar will present and discuss details Dec. 18.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Revised kidney and pancreas proposals going to the OPTN Board of Directors
Revised proposals for replacement of DSA and Region will be presented to the OPTN Board of Directors at its Dec. 3, 2019 meeting; committee briefing papers now available.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Modifications made to kidney and pancreas allocation proposals
Import backup workgroup and medical urgency subcommittee formed
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Center code required for OPTN label orders
Center code required for OPTN label orders beginning Jan. 1, 2020
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Podcast explains pediatric bylaw application process
New podcast on pediatric bylaw application process now available.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Kidney and pancreas allocation proposals modified to advance 250 nautical mile distribution circle, fewer proximity points
The OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees, following consideration of extensive public comment, will advance updated allocation proposals to the OPTN Board of Directors for consideration at its December 3 meeting.
Monday, October 28, 2019