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
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.
Committee analysis on disease transmission featured in American Journal of Transplantation
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In organ transplantation, there is always some risk that a disease present in the donor can be conveyed to recipients.
Board addresses liver allocation, lung allocation, living donor policy
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
A new policy is designed to broaden access to donated livers for candidates at greatest short-term risk of dying without a transplant.
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