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COVID-19 inactivation process for multiple kidney transplant candidates

COVID-19 inactivation process for multiple kidney transplant candidates


  • Kidney transplant program directors, program administrators, data coordinators, clinical coordinators, compliance/regulatory affairs and clinical support staff
  • Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.


Kidney transplant programs now have the ability to perform temporary inactivation of multiple transplant candidates simultaneously for the reason of “COVID-19 Precaution”.

A temporary inactivation means that the transplant program has determined that a candidate currently should not receive organ offers for a particular reason. The transplant program may reactivate the candidate at any time, with no loss of prior waiting time.

What you need to do

Directions were included in an e-mail sent March 27 to staff at all kidney transplant programs and are posted in a system notice in Secure Enterprise. In addition, step-by-step instructions for this process are available in online help in UNetSM. The transplant program may reactivate candidates’ active status whenever it determines they will benefit from receiving organ offers.

More information

The UNOS COVID-19 resources page is refreshed regularly with the most current updates and resources.

If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].

As a reminder, our IT Customer Service Desk is available 8 am – 7 pm EST. Contact [email protected] or 800-978-4334.

The Organ Center is available around the clock and can be reached at 800-292-9537.

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