Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect September 29
Friday, September 17, 2021
Scores are updated twice a year.
Updated monitoring report available for liver, intestine policy
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Report covers the first 15 months the policy has been in effect.
National webinar on Sept. 22 to address proposed membership requirements for uterus transplant programs
Monday, September 13, 2021
VCA committee’s proposal open for public comment through Sept. 30.
Donor Referral Practices Demonstration Project has concluded
Friday, September 10, 2021
Project explored the potential for a standardized set of donor referral data elements.
Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved for immunocompromised people
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Refer to FDA and CDC statements for additional information.
OPTN budget and OPTN registration fee set for new fiscal year
Thursday, September 2, 2021
The OPTN budget and registration fee are developed on an annual basis.
Patient information on disaster relief and assistance
Sunday, August 29, 2021
The OPTN is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.
Voluntary recall addresses Alprostadil
Friday, August 20, 2021
If your institution has stock from the affected lot, please contact your supplier.
National webinar held on Aug. 9 to review the continuous distribution of lungs proposal
Thursday, August 19, 2021
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network hosted the webinar to review the Establish Continuous Distribution of Lungs proposal.
U.S. on pace to top 40,000 transplants in a single year for first time
Thursday, August 5, 2021
"This significant increase in donation and transplantation as we continue to fight COVID as a nation is a bright spot that inspires hope." - Matthew Cooper, M.D., President OPTN Board of Directors.
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