What are the current responsibilities of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)?
Current OPTN responsibilities include:
- Maintaining a national registry for organ matching, which requires a national computer system and organ center that is staffed continuously.
- Developing consensus-based policies and procedures for organ recovery, distribution, and transportation.
- Collecting and managing scientific data about organ donation and transplantation.
- Providing data to the government and the public for purpose of improving transplantation science.
- Developing and maintaining a secure web-based computer system.
- Providing professional and public education about transplantation and donation.
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