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)
By March 1, 2019, OPOs and the labs they work with will need to have a process in place to ensure that the raw HLA data for deceased donors is uploaded in DonorNet in the source documentation section. Members that upload HLA data directly into UNetSM will need to...
We have a new streamlined process for responding to your questions about policy and policy-related resources and education.
Will reduce geographic disparity, create consistent geographic areas
With the new version, OPO users have the ability to package and label living donor organs within the TransNet system.
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.