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View a recording of the OPTN kidney paired donation town hall

View a recording of the OPTN kidney paired donation town hall

View a recording of the Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP) town hall, held on August 21, 2014. It is about one hour long.

After viewing the recording, please complete an instructional evaluation for the town hall. There are no continuing education credits available for this offering.

The program’s vision is that every kidney transplant candidate with an incompatible but willing and approved living donor receives a living donor kidney transplant. Its mission is to develop a successful KPD program with universal access to all OPTN members that prioritizes the medical and psychosocial safety of living donors and candidates.

This town hall provides updates on OPTN/UNOS KPDPP public comment proposals and policy changes, and a question and answer session with a panel of kidney paired donation experts.

Expert Panel

Richard Formica, Jr., MD

  • Chairman, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
  • Associate Professor of Medicine – Surgery, Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven

Mark Aeder, MD

  • Vice Chairman, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee
  • Chairman, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Associate Professor of Surgery – University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland

Patricia McDonough, RN, CPTC, CCTC

  • At Large Representative, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Live Donor Coordinator and Donor Advocate – Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, New York

Mariza Turner, RN

  • At Large Representative, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Donor Coordinator – Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

Liz Robbins Callahan, Esq.

  • Committee Liaison – OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Policy Analyst – UNOS Policy Department

Ruthanne Leishman, RN, MPH

  • OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Kidney Paired Donation Program Manager – UNOS Policy Department

Darren Stewart, MS

  • Support Staff, OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program Work Group
  • Biostatistician/Sr. Performance Analyst – UNOS Research Department

Questions? 

  • Contact Chad Southward at (804) 782-4993 or education@unos.org with questions about the town hall.
  • Contact your Regional Administrator at (804) 782-4800 with questions about KPDPP policies.

Visit our Kidney Paired Donation page for more information and instructional offerings.

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