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)
Learn more about membership processes for transplant hospitals, OPOs and labs.
A recording is available.
The implementation of the addition of this new requirement was delayed to allow for the development of a new key personnel application form, which then needed approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB has recently approved the new general supervisor key personnel application form.
You may provide comments until October 2.
The SRTR has released an initial set of liver simulation modeling results relating to the current public comment proposal to enhance liver distribution.