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Using standardized abbreviations in donorNet to reduce patient safety risk

If Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) use non-standard abbreviations to enter information in DonorNet, the transplant centers can possibly misinterpret the information and place the patient’s safety at risk. The OPTN/UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee and the OPTN/UNOS Organ Procurement Organization Committee, with help from other committees, has created a list of recommended standardized abbreviations for OPOs to use when entering information in DonorNet. This will help eliminate miscommunication between OPOs and Transplant Centers and reduce the patient safety risk.  

Access the complete list of standardized abbreviations.

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