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UNOS news, policy changes

Modifications made to policy requirements for blood type determination and reporting

OPOs and transplant hospitals will be required to update their written protocols to address both indeterminate and conflicting blood typing results.


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Innovating to strengthen the organ transplant system

UNOS Labs is a place to try out new ideas in behavioral research, data science and technology. It enables our researchers to develop innovative solutions to improve the national organ network and increase organ utilization.


UNOS News: Collaborative improvement

UNOS to launch OPTN collaborative improvement project to increase recovery of DCD organs

Participating OPOs will work to identify and share effective practices related to DCD procurement processes.


UNOS news, system changes

Addition of “Other allele” for DPB1 HLA in DonorNet, TIEDI, and KPD

Effective Nov. 18, DonorNet, TIEDI, and KPD users who enter HLA will have the ability to select “Other allele” for locus DPB1.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 organ failure diagnosis codes for heart and lung candidate listings in UNet now available

The purpose of adding these options is to specify when COVID-19 related organ failure is the cause for lung and heart candidate listings.


UNOS news related to COVID-19 and transplantation

COVID-19 update: Oct. 23, 2020

Data submission requirements update, COVID-19 organ failure in thoracic candidate listings coming Oct. 28, and OPTN committee meetings to be held virtually through 2020


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