As of November 18, 2016, 19 transplants (13 kidney and six liver transplants) have been performed involving organs from HIV-positive donors for HIV-positive recipients. Thirteen transplant hospitals have enrolled with the OPTN to participate in research studies, and approximately 80 candidates are currently listed to receive organ offers from HIV-positive donors.
At its meeting on October 24, 2016, the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee reviewed substantial feedback from the donation and transplantation community and from the public regarding its recently circulated public comment proposal to revise liver distribution.
The Fallen Soldier Donor Memorial statue will be unveiled in a ceremony on November 10 at 9 a.m. ET at United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, Va., as will a companion plaque that will hang at Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany. Due to space constraints the ceremony is by invitation only. Watch the the ceremony live on UNOS’ Facebook page.
Nineteen transplant hospitals have been selected to participate in the initial pilot phase of COIIN (the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network), a three-year project intended to increase kidney utilization and study new methods of quality monitoring.