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Reporting key personnel changes

For continuity of care and the safety of transplant patients and living donors, it’s vital that all transplant programs and histocompatibility labs have key personnel that meet the training and experience criteria outlined in the OPTN Bylaws. That said, not all...

Webinar to discuss liver proposal

The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee hosted a webinar on November 9 to discuss an updated liver distribution proposal it will present to the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors in December. The webinar presents an overview of the features of the...

Public comment is open

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers the following proposals for public comment: Share your comments now Revise transplant fellowship training program approval bylaws Deceased donor initiated KPD chains Broaden pancreas allocation across...

Modeling results available for liver proposal

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has released an initial set of liver simulation modeling results relating to the current public comment proposal to enhance liver distribution. The modeling is an update of earlier results cited in the proposal....

Two-year analysis shows effects of kidney allocation system

An analysis of data two years since implementation of the kidney allocation system (KAS) shows a number of longer-term patterns, with success in a number of key system goals. Trends include the following: Deceased donor kidney transplants have increased 9.1 percent...