The changes impact all KPD programs, including the OPTN Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP).
Transplant programs are encouraged to submit forms by Feb. 23, 2023 to ensure the Lung Review Board has sufficient time to adjudicate cases prior to implementation of lung continuous distribution.
The winter 2023 public comment cycle opened Jan. 19 and closes March 15.
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.