Organ transplants include solid organ transplants and islet infusions. An organ transplant begins at the start of organ anastomosis or the start of an islet infusion.
An organ transplant procedure is complete when any of the following occurs:
The chest or abdominal cavity is closed and the final skin stitch or staple is applied.
The transplant recipient leaves the operating room, even if the chest or abdominal cavity cannot be closed.
The islet infusion is complete.
(OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)