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On 25 September 2017 the ODT Hub was launched. The Duty Office is now ODT Hub Operations and combined with ODT Hub Information Services forms the new ODT Hub.

This launch represented the beginning of bringing ambitious plans to life and delivering the vision of making ODT processes simpler, safer and more supportive.

ODT Hub Operations now carry out all organ offering from donors after brain death (DBD) and lungs from donors after cardiac death (DCD). This supports Specialist Nurses – Organ Donation (SN-ODs) by removing hours of time spent on administrative tasks, allowing them to spend more time doing what only they can do: managing their donors, supporting their donor families or providing leadership and guidance to colleagues at the donating hospitals. The aim is that the ODT Hub Operations team will also undertake DCD Heart offering in the future.

In the coming months tools will be built to support colleagues within ODT Hub Operations to handle the increasing number of organ offers.

ODT Hub Information Services will continue to support transplant colleagues by improving waiting list management, allowing direct access to waiting lists and making it easier and safer online to manage patients in need of an organ.

These changes to both ODT Hub Operations and ODT Hub Information Services will allow NHSBT to consistently and accurately record administration tasks, giving a central up-to-date view of information on a national basis.