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.
At the White House Organ Summit this morning, United Network for Organ Sharing CEO Brian Shepard and Chief Medical Officer David Klassen, M.D. will announce new technology and data tools to increase the number of transplants done in the United States.
UNOS staff members authored and will present numerous studies at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), held June 11-15 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. UNOS staff members are primary authors of a total of 19 abstracts and are coauthors of an additional three abstracts.
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 6 and 7, approved a policy intended to enhance accuracy and efficiency of transplants by requiring all organ procurement organizations (OPOs) to use TransNet for deceased donor organ labeling and packaging.
At its meeting today, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors restored full member privileges for two member institutions: Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., and Nebraska Organ Recovery System, the organ procurement organization serving the state of Nebraska.