UNetSM, the electronic transplant information application, enables the OPTN to collect data entered by transplant professionals on transplant candidates, deceased and living donors, and transplant recipients. OPTN members that enter these data include transplant centers, histocompatibility laboratories, and organ procurement organizations.

Pre-transplant information is derived primarily from the waitlist and match runs. Transplant professionals enter some pre-transplant information about both candidates and recipients and post-transplant information about recipients on organ-specific OPTN data collection forms. Information used to reconcile donor and recipient data about the transplant is entered on the Donor Organ Disposition record.

Pre-Transplant Data

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  • Match Run >
  • Donors >
  • Histocompatibility >
  • Potential Recipients >
  • Feedback Record >

Transplant and Post-Transplant Data

Much of the data collected on the Transplant Recipient Registration (TRR) form are similar across organ types. There are separate adult and pediatric forms for each organ. Elements common to most forms include primary diagnosis, medical condition at time of transplant, functional status, pre-transplant serology, and transplant procedure type. Pre-transplant risk factors vary by form, such as dialysis status for kidney transplants, portal vein thrombosis and previous abdominal surgery for liver transplants, and hemodynamic data for thoracic transplants. See the individual data collection forms for more information.

Elements common to the Transplant Recipient Follow-up (TRF) forms include patient status and cause of death, graft status and cause of graft failure, rejection episodes, and biological/anti-viral and immunosuppressive medications. A measure of renal function post-transplant is collected for all organs. Other information collected varies by organ type. Beyond 5 years post-transplant, a reduced set of follow-up data are collected. For more details, see the individual data collection follow-up forms.

OPTN Data Collection Forms

These forms show what data elements the OPTN currently collects. Transplant centers, histocompatibility laboratories, and organ procurement organizations enter data into the OPTN database via using the secure Web-based application, UNet.

Did you know?

UNetsm enables transplant centers, organ procurement organizations and histocompatibility laboratories to:

  • manage their lists of waiting transplant candidates
  • access and complete electronic versions of Data Collection Forms
  • add donor information and run donor-recipient matching lists
  • access various transplant data reports and policies