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)
Submit all forms by Oct. 18.
The committee is working to replace the local donor service area (DSA) and region as specific units of distribution with an alternative geographic framework. As a result, neither the NLRB nor the previously approved liver distribution policy will be implemented in 2018 as originally scheduled.
Transplant administrator shares perspectives, advice
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) offers policy proposals for public comment from August 3 through October 3, 2018.
Register now for opportunities to learn more about proposals that will be open for public comment in August.