Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
New kidney, pancreas allocation policies in effect
Projected to increase equity in access for candidates nationwide.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect March 31
Scores calculated twice each year.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Provide your input for potential refusal code revisions
The Data Advisory Committee is working to provide recommendations to the OPTN Board of Directors on updating refusal codes used by transplant programs and OPOs. Learn more and provide input.
Monday, March 8, 2021
COVID-19 “Amnesty” status will end for all follow-up forms due on or after April 1; Retrospective forms due July 1
Action follows Executive Committee review of transplant hospital progress.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March 15 policy implementation: Removal of DSA from kidney and pancreas allocation
New distance-based approach includes changes to released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates and allocation of organs recovered in Alaska.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Summary of evidence report details experience with COVID-19
The latest information known for minimizing the risk of donor-derived COVID-19 transmission while maximizing donor utilization.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
February 24 webinar addresses new policies aligning with PHS guideline
Program will address member questions relating to the policies.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies
Expected date of implementation.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Updated National Liver Review Board guidance in effect
Guidance updated relating to candidates with polycystic liver disease.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
OPTN to study data collection to related social determinants of health
Feasibility study could cast a new light on health disparities research.
Sunday, February 7, 2021