The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is offering fifteen proposals for public comment on August 15 – October 15. Proposals include:
- Three liver policy proposals are open for public comment. One of them would change the geographic distribution system for liver transplantation. This proposal seeks to make improvements so that liver transplant patients across the country have a more equal chance of getting a transplant before they become very sick.
- Learn more about these proposed liver proposals through:
- Share your comments about the proposed liver proposals now >
- Proposed changes to the adult heart allocation system are open for a second round of public comment. The proposal was revised based on feedback received earlier this year. The updated proposal considers the urgent needs of patients waiting for a heart transplant, the increased use of mechanical devices, and geographic issues.
- Transplant hospitals are required to provide specific information to potential living donors before they consent to donate. Learn more about proposed changes to current informed consent policy and provide feedback.
Join the conversation
In order to promote transparency and trust in the national transplant system, comments and replies will be published on the OPTN website. A commenting tool on the website, called DisQus, will allow visitors the option to share comments on social media as well. Don’t forget to consider any significant financial impact a proposal could have on your organization and share that feedback as well.
The deadline for feedback is October 15, 2016. The committees sponsoring the proposals review and consider every comment before developing final proposals for a vote by the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors.