Atlanta – At its meeting December 5, 2017, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA), an organ procurement organization providing services to six counties in South Florida.
The Board had designated LAORA a Member Not in Good Standing in December 2015, after a peer visit to the institution revealed a number of quality management concerns in need of corrective action. LAORA has since instituted actions that successfully address the issues raised.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) brings together medical professionals, transplant recipients and donor families to develop national organ transplantation policy. United Network for Organ Sharing serves as the OPTN under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.