The new policy establishes new distribution areas based on the donor location and is projected to increase equity in transplant access for candidates regardless of where they live or list for a transplant.
The OPTN Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment beginning December 5, 2019, on a proposed variance to liver allocation policy.
In his new role, Dr. Hirose will support the OPTN board and serve the SRTR as primary surgical liaison to professional societies.
The OPTN Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee seeks public comment beginning October 15, 2019, on a proposed change to a closed variance for allocation of the second segment of split livers.
Liver policy update May 15
Important update: Liver policy changes and National Liver Review Board are in place, effective May 14, 2019.