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3/27/2014Work group to address OPTN policy relating to HIV-positive organ recovery
 Richmond, Va. - Fifteen clinicians and professionals involved in organ donation and transplantation have been named to an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) work group to consider OPTN policies that would need to be developed or revised to allow recovery of organs from HIV-positive donors.
3/26/2014Stephen Harms named UNOS Chief Operating Officer
  Stephen Harms has been selected as Chief Operating Officer of UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing).
3/24/2014Alex Tulchinsky named UNOS Chief Technology Officer
 Alex Tulchinsky has been selected as Chief Technology Officer of UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing).
3/21/2014UNOS celebrates 30th anniversary
 Thirty years ago, UNOS was incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization, committed to saving lives through uniting and supporting the efforts of donation and transplantation professionals.
3/20/2014In Memoriam: Kathe LeBeau and Nefeterius McPherson
 UNOS is saddened by the sudden passing this week of Katherine “Kathe” LeBeau and Nefeterius McPherson. Both were staunch and tireless advocates for donation and transplantation.
3/15/2014UNOS Transplant Management Forum Call for Abstracts
 United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Management Forum invites the submission of abstracts in the transplant administrative arena for presentation and award consideration.
3/14/2014OPTN Policy Proposals Available for Public Comment
 Seventeen proposals are being offered for public comment. These proposals were developed by OPTN/UNOS committees.
3/12/2014OPTN/UNOS Board places The Methodist Hospital on probation
 The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors has placed The Methodist Hospital on probation.
3/7/2014In Memoriam: William Pfaff, M.D.
 Dr. Pfaff was a true transplant pioneer and a creative force in many aspects of transplantation and organ donation.
3/6/2014OPTN/UNOS Officers and Board Members Elected
 First living kidney donor, non-clinician to become President-Elect.
3/3/2014Maureen McBride named UNOS Chief Contract Operations Officer
 United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) promoted Maureen McBride to Chief Contract Operations Officer.
2/14/2014UNOS researchers contribute to major new study assessing risk of end-stage kidney disease in prior living donors
 A study published in the Feb. 11 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association provides new information to help potential living donors and medical professionals understand more fully the potential risk of later end-stage kidney disease.
1/30/2014National committee formed to develop network policies for hand, face transplantation
 Eighteen people who have clinical, professional and personal experience with vascular composite allografts (VCA) have been named to the new committee.
12/20/2013Get Involved: Volunteer for an OPTN/UNOS Committee
 Volunteers who serve on OPTN/UNOS committees make crucial decisions that shape the national transplant network's ability to serve transplant patients, living donors, family members of deceased donors, and professionals involved in organ donation and transplantation.
12/12/2013Register Now for the 2014 UNOS Transplant Management Forum
 Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, the UNOS Transplant Management Forum, scheduled for April 28-30 in Baltimore, MD, provides transplant managers with strategies they need to improve operations of their transplant program.
11/14/2013OPTN/UNOS perspectives on organ recovery from condemned prisoners
 There have been several instances in the United States within the last 20 years where condemned prisoners have requested to become organ donors, either upon their execution as a deceased donor or prior to execution as a living donor.
11/13/2013UNOS applauds Congressional passage of HOPE Act
 UNOS commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, also known as the HOPE Act (H.R. 698).
11/12/2013OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors addresses donation upon circulatory death, advocacy for living donors, plain language in policies
 Atlanta - At its meeting November 11 and 12, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors voted unanimously to improve requirements for developing protocols for donation upon circulatory death (DCD).
11/7/2013Brian Shepard named UNOS Chief Executive Officer
  Brian M. Shepard has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing).