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UNOS welcomes competitive bidding process for next OPTN contract

UNOS welcomes competitive bidding process for next OPTN contract

Updated May 19, 2023

UNOS supports the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) plan to introduce additional reforms into the nation’s organ donation and transplantation system. We also stand united with HRSA in our shared goal to get as many donor organs as possible to patients in need while increasing accountability, transparency and oversight.

We welcome a competitive and open bidding process for the next Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) contract to advance our efforts to save as many lives as possible, as equitably as possible.

Given the incredible complexities of the organ donation and transplant system — and the lives that depend on it — we believe it is critical that the future transplantation system include bidders with OPTN operations experience.  We believe we have the expertise required to best serve the nation’s patients and to help implement HRSA’s proposed initiatives. We look forward to demonstrating our ongoing commitment to saving lives and how our expertise should remain an integral part of the system.

Numerous components of HRSA’s plan also align with our action agenda, which includes specific proposals we outlined earlier this year aimed at driving improvement across the system.

We are committed to working with HRSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Congress and others who care about this system so deeply to assist in carrying out these reforms and to do our part to improve how we serve America’s organ donors, transplant patients and their families.

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