The UNOS LPD pilot program aims to increase the number of living liver donations.
Total kidney transplants exceeded 25,000 for the first year ever; annual records also set for liver, heart and lung transplants.
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.
Waiting time adjustment approved for kidney transplant candidates affected by race-based calculation
Previous use of race-based calculations disadvantaged some Black patients by overestimating their kidney function.
The new formula for Calculated Panel Reactive Antibody (CPRA) will now go into effect on Jan. 26, 2023.
Voting members will receive election materials in January 2023.