The action, to take effect July 27, will ensure that all candidates are consistently assessed in an equitable fashion.
Updates to OPTN policy language will impact four living donor exclusion criteria. These policy changes take effect July 26.
Educational resources will be available
Policy toolkit and professional education available.
OPTN Board of Directors expected to require transplant hospitals to use race-neutral calculations in assessing patients
Changes will reduce disparities and increase equity in access to transplant.
Several policy changes impacting TIEDI forms were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in March 2022.