Under the new contract, we are updating the OPTN organ transport labels providing them free to all members. TransNet labels will also be available at no cost.
The process for ordering OPTN organ labels and TransNet labels won’t change, however, beginning June 1 you will only be able to access the ordering page from the OPTN web site. To find the page, select Resource>Organ Transport>Order Labels (last bullet under Policy & Guidance subhead). Regardless of whether you have an existing online store account, you will need to create a new one in order to obtain OPTN labels.
You will notice a slight change to the OPTN organ labels. “Donor ID” replaces the previous “UNOS ID” field—but the information remains the same. The transition to the updated OPTN organ labels will be complete by July 1. You can continue to use the current labels you have until 12/31/19. However, if you currently have vessel labels in your inventory, you can only use those until we implement the extra vessels policy, likely by this August.
Because labels will be free, please be mindful when ordering and only order what you need for a few months at a time. This will help us be good stewards of this resource and ensure that labels are readily available for everyone. Also, labels may change periodically and we want you to have the most current version.
If you have any questions, contact us at OPTNLabels@unos.org.