Read the latest news releases and articles from the Organ Procurement & Transplantation Network below:
June 14 webinar addresses median MELD at transplant based on donor hospital
Session will address questions regarding upcoming policy implementation.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Updated modify data submission policies coming in August 2022
New requirements under revisions to OPTN Policy 18: Data Submission Requirements include a data lock provision to make changes to eight data forms. The data lock will go into effect in August.
Monday, May 2, 2022
OPTN death verification process improvements will yield updated numbers beginning in April 2022
Additional deaths to be included in Center STAR files and national STAR files.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Community results of winter 2022 kidney and pancreas prioritization exercises now available
Feedback will inform development of policy for continuous distribution of kidneys and pancreata.
Friday, April 22, 2022
Median MELD at Transplant scores updated effective March 30
Scores published for each liver program; updated twice yearly.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
HRSA releases Request for Information for market research to support the next OPTN contract
Responses due by May 23, 2022 at 1 PM ET.
Friday, April 8, 2022
Updated two-year monitoring report available for dual and en bloc kidney allocation
Report covers activity since implementation of the policies.
Friday, April 1, 2022
Updated 18-month monitoring report available for National Liver Review Board
Report covers activity since the implementation of the acuity circles liver allocation policy.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Data highlights from the first cohort of the OPTN DCD procurement collaborative
Participating OPOs surpassed their project goals, saw greater increases than the rest of the nation.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Two new transplant performance metrics to implement July 14, 2022
Educational resources are in development.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022