- Transplant program directors, program administrators, data coordinators, clinical coordinators, quality coordinators, regulatory affairs coordinators, and clinical support staff
- Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.
Implementation date: April 1, 2020
New option available for transplant programs to report cause of death for transplant candidates and recipients
A new cause of death code, “Infection: Viral – COVID-19”, has been added to the Waitlistsm and TIEDI® to allow transplant program staff to more accurately report data. This new code will allow for a better assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on transplant candidates and recipients.
What you need to do
Directions were included in an e-mail sent April 1 to staff at all transplant programs and are posted in a system notice in Secure Enterprise.
Revisions on data collection are necessary in order to better assess the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the donation and transplant community. Having an explicit cause of death related to COVID-19 will allow for better assessment of the impact of this infection on the candidate and transplant recipient populations.
If you have questions relating to implementation, contact UNOS Customer Service at [email protected], or call 800-978-4334 from 8 am to 7 pm EST.
For policy-related questions, contact [email protected].
The UNOS COVID-19 resources page is refreshed regularly with the most current updates and resources. Please check back frequently for updates*