Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Patient info on disaster relief and assistance
The OPTN is in contact with all member transplant facilities nationwide. In case of significant and potential long-term disruption of service at one or more centers, we will provide any needed updates through this website.
Monday, September 2, 2019
Assessing liver transplant candidates’ level of illness
Recent public attention has focused on the process of determining medical urgency for liver transplant candidates, especially those whose medical circumstances require special attention. We hope the following information clarifies how candidates receive transplant priority based on their level of illness.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Kidney and Pancreas Distribution Modeling: Analysis at a Glance
Read some takeaways from the latest modeling.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Public comment open August 2 through October 2
Your feedback is an important part of policy development.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Notice of implementation of new transplant program pediatric component applications and bylaws
This is the first step in implementing OPTN bylaws for programs intending to list and transplant pediatric patients.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Dual and en bloc kidney allocation changes
Phase 1 was implemented July 29, phase 2 changes are scheduled for September 5.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Call for nominations for 2020 board and committees
Board and committee terms begin July 1, 2020. Apply through September 30.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Kidney Accelerated Placement project for national offers begins July 18
OPTN launches Kidney Accelerated Placement Project July 18, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Donor-derived Cryptococcosis: A Rare Event
Learn more about these cases reported to the OPTN between 2008 - 2017 in this quarterly news feature provided by the OPTN Disease Transmission Advisory Committee.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Kidney and pancreas committees refine distribution policy options
Each committee and a joint workgroup will continue to refine and discuss options based on circles of either a 250 or 500 nautical mile radius.
Thursday, July 4, 2019