Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Report assesses effect of actions relating to COVID-19
OPTN Board of Directors briefed on data at June 7 meeting.
Friday, June 26, 2020
OPTN research in focus at American Transplant Congress
Research presented at virtual meeting.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Call for Nominations for OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee
Transplant hepatologist sought for term beginning July 1.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Additional provisions adopted to upcoming kidney, pancreas distribution system
Refinements to kidney and pancreas policy to be adopted with new policy approved in December 2019.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Two-month monitoring report available for liver distribution
Donation and transplant activity being tracked on an ongoing basis.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Bio form updated for volunteering for board or committee service
Form is customized to the user’s experience and interest.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Call for nominations for OPTN Heart Committee and Lung Committee
The OPTN Board of Directors has voted to dissolve the Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee and create two new OPTN committees in its place. Nomination period closes March 25, 2020.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Median MELD and PELD at transplant scores to be updated March 25
As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020, updated median MELD at transplant (MMaT) and median PELD at transplant (MPaT) scores will be used as a basis for assigning exception scores for liver transplant candidates.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Equity in Access to Transplant Dashboard now available
New OPTN tool identifies factors most associated with disparities in access to kidney, liver and lung transplants.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
NIH announces funding opportunity for Lung Transplant Consortium
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Division of Lung Diseases announced on Feb. 10 its intention to publish two companion Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).
Wednesday, March 4, 2020