Public comment open from Aug. 4 through Oct.1

Public comment open from Aug. 4 through Oct.1

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network is offering 10 items for public comment beginning Aug. 4.

We encourage patients, transplant candidates and recipients, living donors, donor families and transplant professionals to learn more about the proposals and provide valuable feedback to help shape U.S. organ transplant policy. To make the nation’s organ donation and transplantation system fair and equitable for all, many voices are needed and every view matters.

Learn more about the policy development process.

The items available for public comment this cycle are:

  • Align OPTN Policy with U.S. Public Health Service Guideline, 2020
  • COVID-19 Emergency Policies and Data Collection
  • Further Enhancements to the National Liver Review Board
  • Guidance Addressing the Use of Pediatric Heart Exceptions
  • Guidance and Policy Addressing Adult Heart Allocation
  • Modify Data Collection on Living VCA Donors
  • Modify Living Donation Policy to Include Living VCA Donors
  • Programming VCA Allocation in UNet
  • Update on the Continuous Distribution of Organs Project
  • Updated Cohort for Calculation of the Lung Allocation Score (LAS)

Educational resources, including recorded videos and presentations, will be made available Aug. 13 to provide multiple opportunities to learn more about the proposals.

Public comment closes Oct 1. All comments received about a proposed change are reviewed before the OPTN Board of Directors vote at their December 2020 meeting.

Learn about more ways to get involved.

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