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
Special announcement from HRSA regarding West Nile Virus
Friday, January 9, 2004
Immunocompromised individuals may be at greater risk for severe disease.
Board approves pilot study on access to kidney transplants among minority and disadvantaged candidates
Friday, November 21, 2003
The study is intended to improve transplant access among ethnic minorities and disadvantaged people on dialysis.
Collaboration announced to increase donation among minorities
Friday, September 26, 2003
Former NBA star Sean Elliott announced a national education campaign to promote organ donation among U.S. minority communities.
New technology allows electronic sharing of donor information
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
DonorNet facilitates organ placement and acceptance by providing secure, convenient and flexible donor information to transplant center personnel.
UNOS continues to review transplant error
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
We are reviewing the mismatched transplant and gathering facts from all members involved in the case.
Statement regarding Jesica Santillian's transplant
Thursday, February 20, 2003
Information is being gathered from all organizations involved in the case.
First heart transplant performed 35 years ago
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on a human being at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
Board revises kidney policy to boost minority transplants
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Data suggest the policy change would allow more than 200 additional kidney transplants annually for minority patients.
Status of investigation into West Nile infection in organ transplant recipients
Friday, September 20, 2002
Officials are vigorously investigating possible cases of West Nile viral infection among transplant recipients.
Possible West Nile Virus transmission through organ transplantation
Monday, September 9, 2002
This alert notice provides a summary of the current status of the ongoing investigation of this case.
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