Total transplants since 1988 exceed 750,000; living donor transplants highest in 13 years.
UNOS, which serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract, continues to provide all services without interruption despite the shutdown of some federal government functions that began December 22, 2018. All UNetSM...
Thanks to the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (the HOPE Act), 100 organ transplants have been performed for HIV-positive candidates willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors. As of December 18, 15 hospitals participating in HOPE Act protocols...
The proposal would replace fixed, irregular local and regional geographic boundaries historically used to match liver candidates based on the donor location.
UNOS has fulfilled this role since the OPTN began in 1986.
From October 8 through November 1, the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment on a proposal to replace donor service areas (DSAs) and regions in distribution policies for livers and intestinal organs.