- Transplant program directors and administrators
- Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.
Effective date of change:
May 21, 2020
Effective May 21, 2020, transplants of any organ type may be performed under the terms of the HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act. Participation had previously been limited to kidney and liver transplantation. Any transplant program that agrees to adhere to Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network policy requirements and federal research criteria may participate in the HOPE Act variance and receive organ offers from donors identified as HIV-positive. For additional background, read the policy notice on the OPTN website.
What you need to do
Any program wishing to participate in the HOPE Act variance must complete and submit a variance request form available on the OPTN website. The request form lists and links to additional requirements HOPE Act participants must meet. Find more Professional Education resources on the HOPE Act here.
If you have any additional questions regarding the policy or membership requirements, please contact [email protected].
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