Wednesday, March 28, 2007

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in the U.S. has issued the following update on their initiatives to increase donors and transplants as well as protocols for donation after cardiac death.

Progress towards national transplant network performance goals
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established a set of annual and 10-year performance goals for the national transplant network. These include measurable objectives related to increasing the number of donors and transplants, increasing life years gained among kidney recipients and increasing operational efficiency of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Read the details.

OPTN/UNOS Board Addresses Protocols for Donation after Cardiac Death, Standards for Transplant Surgeons and Physicians

St. Louis, Mo. -- The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting Friday, adopted a set of "model elements" for consideration by member organizations who have protocols or are establishing protocols to recover organs from donors after cardiac death (DCD). Read the details

To contact UNOS:
Anne Paschke
Media Relations Specialist
United Network for Organ Sharing
UNOS web site.

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