Allocation of 10 Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) organs has been added to UNet, along with extensive changes to existing data collection forms across organs.
New data fields available June 29 to prepare for simultaneous heart-kidney and lung-kidney allocation
Updating data in advance will ensure candidates get priority when the policy takes effect.
Candidates who meet criteria will get additional kidney allocation priority.
The changes impact all KPD programs, including the OPTN Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP).
The changes are intended to improve the efficiency of the OPTN Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP), improve clarity around the living donation process and update informed consent for participants in all KPD programs.
Implementation notice: Waiting time modifications for candidates affected by race-inclusive eGFR calculations
Programs must complete the process and provide the necessary documentation to the OPTN by Jan. 3, 2024.