Federal laws and regulations were revised in 2014 to expand the classification of “human organ” to include vascularized composite allografts (VCA). Find out what your organization needs to know to make sure your organ transplant program meets the requirements.
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The new policy establishes new distribution areas based on the donor location and is projected to increase equity in transplant access for candidates regardless of where they live or list for a transplant.
The OPTN Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment beginning December 5, 2019, on a proposed variance to liver allocation policy.
DonorNet® enhancements have created transparency in communication and efficiency in the process by limiting organ offer acceptance to two per candidate per organ type. An eLearning module, Limit Organ Offer Acceptances by Organ Type, illustrates how OPOs use the 2018 system enhancements to manage organ offer acceptances.