Solid organ transplant is heavily regulated by federal agencies to ensure patient safety and equity in organ allocation.
Federal Regulatory Oversight Agencies
- Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) - www.optn.gov - a federal oversight agency responsible for ensuring equitable organ allocation in the United States.
- United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) www.unos.org – In response to OPTN’s direction, UNOS is the machine that makes organ allocation happen.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) – federal agency and the largest consumer of kidney transplant services in the U.S.
Where to find transplant results
- Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) - data and statistics reflecting how well patients did before and after transplant publicly available at http://www.srtr.org.