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1 year monitoring: 16% increase in kidney transplants

Kidney monitoring data shows 16% increase in transplant

Aimed at increasing equity, a report on new allocation policy shows increases in transplant among key populations.


Illustration of equity: three people reaching for apples

OPTN Board approves elimination of race-based calculation for transplant candidate listing

The action, to take effect July 27, will ensure that all candidates are consistently assessed in an equitable fashion.


UNOS news, heart/lung

Lung CAS summary

Audience  Beginning Wednesday, September 28, 2022, lung transplant programs will be able to access a program-specific resource report in the Data Services Portal within the OPTN Computer System. This report provides candidate-level information indicating the portion of their lung composite allocation score (CAS) that is not dependent on a donor match, as well as the […]


UNOS news, system changes

Now in effect: Waitlist enhancements and new kidney features

This first release in a series of enhancements introduces a new workflow and ‘Save as you go’ process for registering kidney candidates, as well as other improvements to the screens and navigation tools in Waitlist for all organs.


UNOS news, system changes

Updates coming to adult heart status justification and extension forms

These updates will clarify the requirements of a candidate’s initial and extension status assignment in response to the heart transplant community’s questions. 


UNOS news, lung


UNOS news, policy changes

Updated MMaT scores take effect Sept. 28; national median PELD at transplant to become 32

Effective Sept. 28, 2022, the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) values for liver transplant candidates with exception scores will be updated.


UNOS news, system changes

MFA for TransNet mobile iOS users now available

Users should Wi-Fi transfer cases before updating app


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