Updated liver and intestinal organ allocation policy to be implemented Feb. 4, 2020

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UNOS news, kidney

A year in review: Kidney Accelerated Placement Project launched in 2019

OPTN launched Kidney Accelerated Placement Project July 18, 2019, to increase organ utilization.

UNOS news, policy changes

OPTN board adopts new policy to improve kidney, pancreas distribution

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.

Analyzing data by race and other factors clarifies variations in risk among different groups of living kidney donors

New study reveals variations in risk among living kidney donors

Research shows family patterns affecting risk can predict whether a living donor will develop end-stage renal disease decades after donating a kidney to a related recipient.

UNOS news, kidney/pancreas

Modifications made to kidney and pancreas allocation proposals

OPTN Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committees make key modifications to proposals to remove DSA and region as distributions units.

UNOS news, pancreas

RUM report tool expanded to include pancreas data

The addition of pancreas data was based on community feedback. UNOS researchers continue to develop new tools to assist members in their work to increase transplants.

UNOS news, kidney/pancreas

Kidney and pancreas allocation proposals modified

The OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees, following consideration of extensive public comment, will advance updated allocation proposals to the OPTN Board of Directors for consideration at its December 3 meeting.

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