Policy changes: All organs
National webinar on Nov.15 for lung transplant professionals on upcoming data collection changes and other insights in lung allocation
A recording will be made available afterward.
Updated patient information letter now available in multiple languages.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Ad-hoc Multi Organ Transplantation Committee has implemented several safety net policies to ensure patients in need of multiple organ transplants to get priority when they become medically eligible.
Find information about OPTN policy and bylaws changes approved at OPTN Board of Directors meetings, including implementation dates and any actions you need to take.
System notices explain changes to UNetSM
The required share threshold for simultaneous liver-kidney (SLK) allocation has expanded from 250 nautical miles to 500 nautical miles for eligible adult candidates (e.g., Status 1A or MELD of 29 or greater).
Effective Sept. 27, 2023, the points assigned for blood type in lung allocation have been updated
Effective Sept. 27, 2023, the points assigned for blood type in lung allocation will be updated.
Heart and lung
OPTN Board of Directors updates
Stay up to date on the latest news from the OPTN Board of Directors meetings.