Glossary Term


Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
The National Organ Transplant Act mandated the establishment of the OPTN, a non-profit, private sector entity comprised of all U.S. transplant centers, organ procurement organizations, and histocompatibility laboratories. The purpose of the OPTN is to improve the effectiveness of the nation’s organ procurement, donation and transplantation system by increasing the availability of and access to donor organs for patients with end-stage-organ failure.