Beginning July 1, 2018, you must use the redesigned shipping labels when transporting organs. These labels, which indicate where to affix the now required TransNet-generated barcode labels, are identified with the suffix _2017 in the product ID number on the UNOS store. You may use any older labels that are still in your inventory through the end of the month.
Changes for extra vessels labels planned for 2019
OPTN policy regarding labeling requirements for extra vessels will change in the second quarter of 2019. This change will require you to use the new external (non-sterile) OPTN extra vessels label once the policy takes effect. Keep this in mind and plan your label ordering appropriately since you may be required to use the new label as early as April 2019. This will help reduce the number of labels you need to discard.
We will continue to inform you of all information related to this label change, particularly as we get closer to the required date.
Visit the TransNet page on Transplant Pro for all the latest information about TransNet system enhancements, equipment and other news. If you have any questions about ordering labels on the online store, please contact Carol Burch.