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Mar 5, 2015 | News, Policies, Transplant Centers

Applying for OPTN vascularized composite allograft transplant program approval

Federal laws and regulations were revised in 2014 to expand the classification of “human organ” to include vascularized composite allografts (VCA). Bylaws approved by the OPTN Board of Directors set criteria...

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Mar 5, 2015 | Board News, News

OPTN/UNOS Officers and Board Members Elected

First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become president

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Mar 5, 2015 | Labs, OPOs, Transplant Centers

Labs are reminded to give UNOS a copy of their written agreement with transplant hospitals; new bylaws tell you specifically what to include

Changes to the OPTN bylaws governing histocompatibility labs (histo labs) took effect on February 1, 2014. These changes were necessary because the previous bylaws did not accurately reflect the role histo labs play in organ allocation.

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Feb 27, 2015 | Events, News

UNOS Sponsors 5K Fun Run in April

Participate in Richmond or register as a virtual runner.

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Feb 27, 2015 | Education, Heart/Lung, News, Technology, Transplant Centers

Webinar recording available about revisions to new lung allocation system

A webinar recording and other resources are available.

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Feb 19, 2015 | Technology

UNet Usability Survey Coming Soon

UNet users: please complete the usability survey to help us improve.

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Feb 11, 2015 | News

UNOS refreshes brand and plans to unveil new logo April 1

As UNOS wraps up 30 years of service to the transplant community in March and...

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Feb 10, 2015 | News, OPOs, Patient Safety, Transplant Centers

Attn: OPOs and all organ recovery teams–Important recall notice

UNOS was alerted through the Patient Safety portal that 17 specific lots of...

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Feb 9, 2015 | News, Patient Safety, Policies

Journal article describes importance of communications in addressing potential donor-transmitted infections

In a study appearing in the January 2015 issue of the American Journal of Transplantation, researchers from the OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) and UNOS staff examined the effect of communication on the outcome of potential donor–transmitted infectious disease events.

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