Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia decreased the inactive percentage of its waitlist from 47 percent to less than 30 percent in 1.5 years.
Learn how the staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital achieved this decrease through its involvement in a three-year collaborative improvement pilot project at UNOS focused on increasing transplantation of marginal to high KDPI kidneys and exploring new methods of quality monitoring.The Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN) began in 2015 and was sponsored by the Health Services Administration (HRSA) for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). Data analysis is still ongoing, but preliminary findings show an increase in the transplant rate and utilization in many of the 58 participating centers.
Research shows center effects are the top driver of kidney access disparities, but DSA effects still remain
Carlos Martinez and Andrew Placona were among more than two dozen UNOS researchers to present at the 2020 American Transplant Congress.
Research shows a link between a recipient’s age and a relative donor’s age in predicting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) post-donation.