Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Results from the OPTN regional review questionnaire now available
A summary report of these results are now available on the regional review webpage.
Monday, November 23, 2020
OPTN has embarked upon a demonstration project involving effective potential deceased donor referral practices
OPOs and donor hospitals will collaborate to identify and share learnings.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Pre-implementation notice: Removal of DSA and region from kidney and pancreas allocation to go into effect Dec. 15
Changes impact released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates, and distribution of organs from Alaska.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Pre-implementation notice: Phase I of new kidney medical urgency requirements to implement Dec. 1
Transition period allows kidney programs to update candidate data ahead of Dec. 15 final implementation.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Transplant patient webinar addresses upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
Register now for Nov. 23 educational offering for patients and their caregivers.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Modifications made to policy requirements for blood type determination and reporting
Both OPOs and transplant hospitals will need to update their written protocols to address both indeterminate and conflicting blood typing results.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
OPTN Board meeting to be held virtually in December
Additional details to be added to calendar of events.
Monday, November 2, 2020
OPTN to launch a collaborative improvement project to increase recovery of DCD organs
Participating OPOs will work to identify and share effective practices related to DCD procurement processes.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Updated monitoring report available for liver policy, National Liver Review Board
Report addresses first six months of acuity circle distribution.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Policy changes to kidney and pancreas allocation to implement Dec. 15
Professional education to be released in November.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020