Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 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
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital released from probation
The OPTN Executive Committee took action at a meeting on June 26, 2019.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
OPTN Board approves updated heart, VCA allocation
Distribution changes will enhance transplant equity through more consistent access
Monday, June 10, 2019
Webinars discuss revisions to kidney and pancreas allocation policies
View recordings of the June webinars to learn more.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
SRTR modeling results available for kidney and pancreas distribution
SRTR modeling of alternatives to inform these policy proposals were updated June 21.
Saturday, June 8, 2019