Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
Liver distribution proposal advances for board consideration
The proposal would replace fixed, irregular local and regional geographic boundaries historically used to match liver candidates based on the donor location.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Applications coming soon regarding definition of transplant hospital
OPTN bylaw requirements updating the definition of a transplant hospital are expected to go into effect in December 2019.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Special public comment period addresses liver distribution
From October 8 through November 1, the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment on a proposal to replace Donation Service Areas (DSAs) and regions in distribution policies for livers and intestinal organs.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
SRTR modeling results are available for liver distribution proposal
A special public comment period begins October 8.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
NLRB, liver distribution implementation postponed
The committee is working to replace the local Donation Service Area (DSA) and region as specific units of distribution with an alternative geographic framework. As a result, neither the NLRB nor the previously approved liver distribution policy will be implemented in 2018 as originally scheduled.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Constituent council initiative tests options to improve committee structure
Two committees, Patient Affairs and Transplant Coordinators, are participating in the proof of concept.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Ad Hoc Committee formed to address OPO, transplant center, system metrics
A new ad hoc committee will focus on studying the systems and relationships among OPOs and transplant centers. It will identify tools and principles that can be used to drive collaborative transplant systems performance improvement.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Public comment sought
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from August 3 through October 3, 2018.
Friday, August 3, 2018
COIIN Learning Congress to share key lessons
Hospital participants will gather at a Learning Congress in Dallas August 7-8.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Recall notice affects IV solutions
ICU Medical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for four specified lots of intravenous sodium chloride solutions and one specified lot of intravenous dextrose solution due to the potential for flexible container leaks.
Monday, July 23, 2018