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Nov 21, 2014 | Board News, Committee News, Community, Membership, News, Regional Meetings

Nominees chosen for 2015 board of directors election

At its November meeting, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved the following slate of nominees for Board appointments beginning in June 2015. The OPTN Board of Directors also functions as the UNOS Board of...

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Nov 19, 2014 | News, OPOs, Policies, Transplant Centers

The status of vascularized composite allograft allocation

Learn more and access resources.

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Nov 18, 2014 | Heart/Lung, News, Transplant Centers

Preparing your patients for changes to the lung allocation system

Modifications to the Lung Allocation Score (LAS) system will be implemented on February 19, 2015.

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Nov 13, 2014 | News, OPOs, Transplant Centers

Innovative electronic labeling and packaging solution spreads across OPOs

TransNet, a service of the OPTN, is an innovative new system that uses barcode scanning technology at the point of organ recovery to help label, package and track organs and other biologic materials being shipped for transplantation.

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Nov 13, 2014 | Board News, Heart/Lung, Living Donation, OPOs, Patient Safety, Pediatric, Transplant Centers

OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approves policies regarding living donor evaluation and consent, donor disease risk assessment

The approved policies ensure thorough and consistent processes are used in the medical evaluation and informed consent process for living organ donors.

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Nov 13, 2014 | Board News, News, OPOs, Transplant Centers

OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors places two member institutions on probation

Nebraska Organ Recovery System, the OPO serving the state of Nebraska; and Erie County Medical Center, a transplant hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. are both on probation. The circumstances leading to these two actions were not related.

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Nov 13, 2014 | News, OPOs, Patient Safety, Transplant Centers

Committee studies reported safety situations to share lessons learned with transplant professionals

Committee studies events reported through the UNOS patient safety portal.

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Nov 7, 2014 | Heart/Lung, Transplant Centers

Submitting LAS Exception Requests for Candidates Diagnosed with PH

Thoracic physicians with PAH patients can view the latest LAS data.

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Nov 6, 2014 | News, OPOs

The importance of managing critically ill or dying patients

Training video for EMTs, intensivists, others involved in the donation...

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