The SRTR will release the spring 2018 OPO-specific reports (OSRs) according to its previously anticipated timeline. The secure preview will occur on July.16.2018, and the public release will occur on August 9.2018. However, the release of the program-specific reports (PSRs) is postponed at this time. This delay is due to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) experiencing an unanticipated loss of its source for supplemental information identifying whether a patient is currently living or deceased. In April 2018, OPTN began receiving this information again, and is in the process of confirming a large volume of data. All patient status information that is ultimately confirmed will then be incorporated into the OPTN database and will be used in OPTN and SRTR data analyses and reporting, including the PSRs.
As soon as the updated information becomes available, we will announce the PSR release timeline. At that time, we will also offer updated SAFs for researchers who received a SAF release from September 2017, December 2017, March 2018, or June 2018.
This missing information also potentially affects the 2017 Annual Data Report (ADR) development. The anticipated publication date is not available at this time, but we will alert the public as soon as a date is available.
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