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By Nina M., Published 09/05/2019

“United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal contract.” (March 7, 2018 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


UNOS issued a statement on Jun 13, 2018 that OPTN had planned changes for extra vessel labels for the second quarter of 2019.


As planned, in April the OPTN released a statement on the HRSA website:


“The Unknown result option for all infectious disease test results as well as the PHS increased risk question will no longer be an option. “ (For full article visit this link)


According to the UNOS website you must use the new Extra Vessels label Beginning August 15, 2019.


There have been several other additional changes including the field UNOS ID now reads Donor ID.


UNOS has instructed that organ transplant facilities may use older labels that may still have until the end of the year (12.31.19), but must make the switch to the new label prior.


Viscot Medical offers sterile donor labels up to date with OPTN and UNOS standards. Contact a sales rep to see proofs and verify the information prior to order.


All Viscot Labels are waterproof, fluid resistant, residue free and tear free.


Contact us for more information at viscotcs@viscot.com

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