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Patient Safety


Policy and Guidance

Disease Transmission

PDDTE policy changes - effective 9/1/2016
Other Resources


Extra Vessels

Professional Education

Patient Safety Video Series:

  • Effective communication can save lives
    • Communication and documentation of organ allocation deviations (latest video)
    • ABO verification in the OR
    • Proactively avert errors
    • Hemodilution errors
    • Organ discards
  • Toxoplasma screening
  • Applying the 2013 PHS guidelines for reducing HIV, HBV and HCV transmission when evaluating an organ donor (2-part program)
  • Alignment of OPTN policies with the 2013 PHS guideline for reducing HIV, HBV and HCV transmission through solid organ transplantation
  • Extra vessels dispositions reporting

You can find all of these webinars at UNOS Connect, UNOS' new learning management system.  

About UNOS Connect

  • UNet Users: If you have access to UNOS Secure EnterpriseSM systems: UNet, WaitlistSM, DonorNet®, Tiedi®, KPDSM and other UNOS-developed transplant applications, your account is already set-up and there is no need for you to register. From the Secure Enterprise homepage, select Resources>UNOS Connect, then search for the title or click on the Patient Safety icon in the course catalog. 
  • Other Users: The first time you visit UNOS Connect, you will need to complete a brief, online form to register for the site. After that, you will have access to a wide range of UNOS instructional offerings and materials, except system training.


We are grateful to dedicated OPTN members who helped create many of these resources, including:

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