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Keep patient safety contact info current

OPTN policy requires all OPOs and transplant centers to designate a patient safety contact and follow a written protocol for the contact person’s responsibilities. It’s important to keep information about your contact up to date, since UNOS or another member...

OPO site survey process evolving and improving

NOTE: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation have designated the week of March 11-17, 2018, as Patient Safety Awareness Week. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the importance of developing a safety culture and sharing...

Notice addresses organ preservation solution

Bridge to Life Ltd. and Waters Medical Systems have issued a field correction for specified lots of Belzer UW Cold Storage Solution and IGL Cold Storage Solution in 2-liter bags. Under the terms of a “field correction,” if an inspection by qualified personnel does not...

Important Disease Transmission Reporting Clarification

Transplant professionals need to review the recently updated Notes section of the Pathogens of Special Interest document. If one of your recipients tests positive for HCV after their transplant, and they received an organ from an HCV Ab positive/NAT negative donor,...