The TransNet application automates the organ packaging and labeling process and ensures that donated organs are matched correctly and efficiently with the identified recipient. All OPOs are required to use this application when packaging and labeling deceased donor organs, including VCA organs. You can access the Data Services Portal under UNet Resources to find TransNet usage rates, both by OPO and nationwide. We’ll update this information every month.
Using TransNet has reduced our lead time for recovery preparation, as staff are able to efficiently print the labels as they are needed. We found the system to be a tremendous improvement in our overall system of packaging and labeling.David Marshman
New mobile app features/enhancements
June 2018: we released the mobile TransNet version 5.7.1, which includes new warning messages and defect fixes.
- If you try to deselect an item that was already scanned into a package, you will receive a warning message to make sure you intended to remove the label.
- Label verification form fixes:
- Box contents show as N/A when packaging and labeling is performed offline
- You can now print up to 99 labels
- Once you log out of the application, your password will no longer be present in the login screen
- A fix is in place to keep the iPad and printer from randomly disconnecting.
Download this new version from the App Store at your earliest convenience.
March 21, 2018: we will release TransNet version 5.7.0 will be released to the iOS App Store and Android Play Stores. This new version allows OPO users to select from a list of items to be printed on a miscellaneous label. Download this new version at your earliest convenience.
January 11, 2018: we released version TransNet Android version 5.6.6. This version includes the daylight savings time defect fix. After downloading this new version, you will no longer need to manually adjust the DST Observed checkbox from the Donor Setup screen to accurately reflect standard time vs. daylight savings time.You can download this information from the Android Play Store.
November 27, 2017: we support the latest Apple Operating System (iOS version) 11.1.2. You should update your iPad at your convenience or any time after you have downloaded TransNet iOS version 5.6.1.
November 1, 2017: we released version 5.6, which allows a VCA organ to be packaged and labeled with TransNet.
July 25, 2017: we support the latest Apple Operating System (iOS version) 10.3.3. You should update your iPad at your convenience. We also support Android Lollipop 5.0, and Android Marshmallow 6.0.
We do not currently support Nougat 7.0 or Oreo 8.0 but will inform you as soon as we do.
October 26, 2016: the new mobile app version allows any user with permissions for multiple facilities in UNet to have permissions for multiple facilities in TransNet. If you need additional permissions in TransNet, contact your system administrator.
July 25, 2016: Policy 16.6 requires two individuals to verify that your OPO has packaged and labeled your shipped organs properly. You will now see a new label verification page in the TransNet mobile application.
From the label verification page, you will be able to enter the names of the two individuals who verified the packaging and labeling. Those names will then populate a document that’s accessible in the View Donor Info report on the TransNet website.
March 15, 2016: Based on your feedback, the TransNet team added the following features and enhancements to the mobile application:
- A pop up when the donor hospital time zone and tablet’s time zone don’t align
- Improved donor information validation
- Ability to print kidney pump labels
Required equipment: Android systems
- Nexus 7” (no longer supported as of April 1, 2018)
- Nexus 10” (no longer supported as of April 1, 2018)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7” (recommended device)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4”
- Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.7”
- KitKat 4.4 (no longer supported as of November 1, 2017)
- Lollipop 5.x
- Marshmallow 6.x
- Nougat 7.x (not yet supported)
- Oreo 8.x (not yet supported)
- QLn320 with firmware versions V68.19.xx and V68.20.01
Purchase labels from the UNOS Online store.
Required equipment: Apple systems
iPad 6th Generation 9.7″ is not currently supported
iPad 5th Generation 9.7″ is now supported (recommended device)
iPad 4 (4th generation) (support ends Sept. 1, 2018)
iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 4 (recommended device)
iPad Air 1
iPad Air 2
iOS 12 (release projected in Sept. 2018) will be tested and supported this fall. Please do not update your devices until the TransNet team sends their support notice.
10.x (support ending Sept. 1, 2018)
QLn320 with firmware versions V68.19.xx and V68.20.01
Purchase labels from the UNOS Online store.
- IE 11
- Safari and Mobile Safari
Find these TransNet tutorials on UNOS Connect in the Course Catalog>UNet Systems category:
Viewing this module will supplement the training you have already received at your organization and improve your basic understanding of how the application works.
TransNet Case Movement
This course walks you through how to transfer a case from one tablet to another using Wifi and Bluetooth. It also shows you how to upload a completed case to the TransNet database.
Policy and System Notices:
Read related policy notices
- Coming soon: TransNet will be required for VCA organs
- Implementation of TransNet Application Updates
- New TransNet Report in UNet Data Services Portal
- TransNet Application Version Update
- TransNet Scanning Reminder
- TransNet System Compatibility
- TransNet System Help Desk Support
- TransNet System Support Android Release
Transplant Center Details
Transplant centers who are interested in serving as a tester for the TransNet technology may now enroll by sending an email to TransNetTXC@unos.org
The transplant center functionality includes:
- Organ check-in
- Organ match to intended recipient upon organ arrival
These functions will help your center comply with OPTN/UNOS policies 5.7 and 5.8.B. We currently have 23 centers testing TransNet with live organs. OPOs have been required to use TransNet for packaging and labeling all deceased donor organs since June 1, 2017.
Watch this presentationfor more information.
Our center began using TransNet to ensure that all organs from the outside were being checked in appropriately. Rob and his colleagues were very helpful in guiding me through all of my questions. It is easy to use, reports are easy to find and I have told several of my friends at other centers they should use it.Participating Transplant Center
TransNet will automate the current practice of packaging and labeling organs, which is done entirely by hand. Automating this process will greatly reduce the chances of transcription errors or mistakes due to illegible handwriting and will help us ensure that donated organs are matched correctly and efficiently with the identified recipient. UNOS began a voluntary national deployment of the TransNet service in March 2015.
Organ transport news
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors recently approved a policy change that requires OPOs to use a new sterile internal vessels label.
TransNet, a service of the OPTN, is an innovative new system that uses barcode scanning technology at the point of organ recovery to help label, package and track organs and other biologic materials being shipped for transplantation.
A policy change approved at the November 2011 OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors meeting will require that all rigid containers holding vessels be labeled.
Beginning February 1, 2012, living donor transplant programs will be required by policy to use new living donor labels when they package and ship living donor organs.