Thank you to everyone who submitted public comment on the OPTN Kidney Transplantation and Pancreas Transplantation Committees’ proposals to remove Donation Service Area (DSA) and OPTN Regional boundaries from allocation policies. From August 2 to October 2, the OPTN received numerous comments on the two proposals. All comments received are posted on the public comment section of the OPTN website.
The Kidney Committee will meet in-person on Monday, October 21 and the Pancreas Committee on Wednesday, October 23. To prepare for their in-person meetings, both committees met separately via conference call to review public comments and provide committee members with an opportunity to ask questions.
During their respective in-person meetings, the committees will have in-depth discussions to evaluate all public comments and decide next steps for the proposals. We will keep you informed as to whether the committees continue with the proposals as submitted for public comment or make changes based on public comment feedback.
If you have questions about either proposal, please contact the following staff: