New policies require candidates to meet medical eligibility criteria to be eligible for a required kidney share on the heart or lung match.
The required share threshold for simultaneous liver-kidney (SLK) allocation has expanded from 250 nautical miles to 500 nautical miles for eligible adult candidates (e.g., Status 1A or MELD of 29 or greater).
Effective Sept. 27, 2023, the points assigned for blood type in lung allocation have been updated
The Sept. Learning Congress, open to all adult lung programs, will mark the conclusion of eight-month collaborative focused on increasing DCD lung transplantation.
Phase 2 of new system implements to more holistically evaluate transplant program performance.
Transplant programs will be asked to confirm or update patient status for selected patients.