The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is offering fifteen proposals for public comment August 15 – October 15. Three proposals to change liver allocation and distribution are included in this public comment period.
UNOS, in its role as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), is proposing changes to the geographic distribution system for liver transplantation. Public comment on the proposal runs from August 15 through October 15.
During the August – October 2016, public comment cycle, the OPTN/UNOS Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee is issuing a revised proposal to improve the adult heart allocation system. The Committee is offering a webinar on August 18, 2016 to explain the proposed changes so that members can later comment on the proposal.
The HOPE Act permits use of organs from HIV positive donors for transplantation into HIV-positive candidates under approved research protocols designed to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of such organ transplants.