May Updates – The Path Forward
HRSA is sharing updates about the path forward for the OPTN Modernization Initiative, including more information about the planned approach and timelines for the first year of the multi-year modernization process.
On March 22, 2023, HRSA launched the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Modernization Initiative to better serve the needs of patients and families. The Initiative will strengthen accountability, equity, and performance of the organ donation and transplantation system through a focus on five key areas: technology; data transparency; governance; operations; and quality improvement and innovation. As a first step in the Modernization Initiative, HRSA launched a new dashboard and Public Use File (PUF) to enhance transparency in the national organ donation, procurement, and transplantation system. View the dashboard and accompanying PUF for demographic information about organ donors, waitlist candidates/registrants, and transplant recipients, as well as organ-specific data such as procured organ transplantation rates and transplant outcomes for several solid organ types.