Voice your opinion
We want to hear from patients, professionals, donor families, health policy analysts, government officials, and anyone else interested in helping to shape organ transplant policy.
Comments about policy proposals are published online, and threaded comments are available to encourage discussion of issues. After the public comment period closes, UNOS reviews every comment before the OPTN Board of Directors votes on it.
Policy changes are approved by the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors. See below for major changes to policy, along with effective dates.
|9/1/2015||OPOs must use new sterile internal vessels label beginning Sept. 1, 2015|
|8/10/2015||Screening donor organs for infectious diseases|
|7/1/2015||Actions approved by OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors in June 2015|
|12/12/2014||Actions approved by OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors in November 2014|
The national rollout for the automated organ packaging and labeling system known as TransNet began in March 2015. We encourage all OPOs who have not yet attended a training at UNOS to register now.
(August 2015 | Duration: 3:55 |
Photo: Robert Seale Photography)
Given the importance of addressing issues of geographic distribution in all organ policies, the chairs of both the kidney and pancreas committees wanted to give you more information about the kidney/pancreas initiative. We will continue to update you periodically as events warrant.
Audience: Transplant hospital staff OPOs Histocompatibility lab staff OPTN KPD program participants Please share this information with anyone in your organization who would benefit. Implementation date: December 5, 2018 At-a-glance: Every year, the OPTN/UNOS Board of...
With the new version, OPO users will have the ability to package and label living donor organs within the TransNet system.
Access our many online resources or call your regional administrator if you have questions.
OPTN bylaw requirements updating the definition of a transplant hospital are expected to go into effect in December 2019.