The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors recently approved a policy change that requires OPOs to use a new sterile internal vessels label. The new label reorganizes and reduces the data fields related to infectious disease results. Beginning September 1, 2015, you must sterilize the new label and place it on the vessels’ sterile rigid container. The hangtag polyplastic orange and white label that you apply to the outermost layer has not changed.
- Instructions on how to complete the label
- Print and sterilize or forward to a vendor to produce the sterile labels for you
Labels (begin using on Mar. 1, 2021)
- Vessel labels – 2 x 4 (take effect 3/1/2021)
- Vessel labels – 2 x 5 (take effect 3/1/2021)
Read the policy notice from the June 2015 board meeting (select OSC-Sterile Internal Vessels Label Changes from the Bookmarks column on the left to jump directly to the notice).
PDF links updated on Jan. 26, 2021; expired labels remove Mar. 12, 2021