Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Clarification of media reports on OPTN kidney allocation concept document
Monday, February 28, 2011
Recent news reports have inaccurately described a request for public feedback on concepts that may be considered as part of future OPTN kidney allocation policy.
Feedback requested on concepts for kidney allocation
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
In a continuing effort to improve the national kidney allocation system, the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee requests feedback from the transplant community and the public on three proposed concepts.
First kidney paired donor transplants performed in national pilot program
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Two kidney recipients are experiencing renewed life and health thanks to the generosity of two living donors.
Board broadens options for national kidney paired donation pilot
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A new protocol will allow pairs to be matched with a "non-directed donor."
Kidney paired donation pilot program to begin matching in October
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The match run identifies medically compatible pairs of potential living kidney donors and candidates.
Board approves resource to assess deceased donor kidney quality
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A key issue in kidney allocation is a medical assessment of the organ's long-term function.
Participants named for national pilot kidney paired donation project
Friday, February 19, 2010
Four organizations have been selected to enroll patients and potential living donors in a national pilot project.
Guidance regarding H1N1 and implications for transplantation
Monday, January 4, 2010
This communication is intended to provide information to transplant centers and OPOs as they prepare for the upcoming flu season.
Board approves living donor kidney programs
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The 236 transplant programs met criteria for key personnel and enhancing living donor safety.
Report identifies 2008 transplant trends
Monday, November 2, 2009
This annual report and is based largely on data pertaining to the 10-year period, from 1998 to 2007.
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