Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
OPTN Board approves transplant candidate diagnoses associated with COVID-19 related organ failure
The purpose of adding these options is to specify when COVID-19 related organ failure is the cause for lung and heart transplant candidate listing,
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Upcoming update to OPTN website
Beginning Oct. 15, requests to access https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov using the transport layer security (TLS) 1.1 encryption algorithm will not be accepted. TLS 1.1 is an outdated encryption algorithm, and some of its components are deprecated.
Monday, October 5, 2020
SRTR contract renewed
HHRI to operate as SRTR for third contract term.
Friday, October 2, 2020
Updated contact form available on OPTN website
New form more customized to user input.
Monday, September 28, 2020
VCA transplant programs to begin reapplication period Oct. 8 ahead of new Bylaws
All current OPTN-approved VCA programs must show they meet new requirements on new application forms.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
AJT article reports on 10 years of potential donor-derived transmission events
It is very rare for patients receiving transplants to have a donor-derived disease transmission, according to a July study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Friday, September 18, 2020
2021-2022 Call for Nominations for OPTN Board of Directors and Committees
To be considered for 2021 openings, please apply by Sept. 30
Monday, September 14, 2020
Changes to kidney and pancreas allocation to be implemented later this year
Professional resource pages now accessible.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Updated Median MELD at Transplant scores take effect Sept. 23
Calculations are updated twice each year.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
VCA programs to reapply to OPTN ahead of upcoming changes to Bylaws and Policy
Programs will have 120 days to submit applications, application release date to be announced.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020