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)
Education/training will precede implementation
The current maximum allowable BMI for adult kidney-pancreas candidates with a C-peptide above 2 ng/mL is 30 kg/m2.
Strategic plan among proposals
The group will establish guiding principles for the use of geography within OPTN policies.
Access webinar recordings to learn more about proposals currently open for public comment.