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Webinar addresses OPTN Policies and the 2013 PHS Guideline for HIV, HBV and HCV

Published on: Friday, February 20, 2015

On February 1, 2015, several policy changes were made to conform to the 2013 PHS Guideline for Reducing HIV, HBV, and HCV through Organ Transplantation. The OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) reviewed Guideline recommendations after they were released and the Board approved the policy changes in November 2014.

Requirements apply to both deceased and living donors and address a variety of topics including:

  • lab testing of potential donors and recipients, including nucleic acid testing (NAT),
  • collection, storage, tracking and reporting of donor and recipient specimens,
  • informed consent of potential recipients, and
  • donor risk assessment and screening.

Access a recording of the session and other information on UNOS Connect. Additional materials are available below.