Sept. 28, 2023
New simultaneous heart-kidney and simultaneous lung-kidney policies require candidates to meet medical eligibility criteria to be eligible for a required kidney share on the heart or lung match.
OPOs must offer required shares that are displayed on the match run.
What you need to do
Transplant programs with candidates who need a simultaneous heart-kidney or lung-kidney should ensure they have entered medical eligibility criteria into the patient’s heart or lung registration. Additional testing may need to be performed to gather this data.
Patients who meet medical eligibility criteria outlined in OPTN policy will be displayed as a required kidney share on the heart or lung match run.
Education and resources
Educational offerings are available in UNOS Connect, the OPTN’s learning management system. The course numbers and titles are:
- ORG102 Eligibility and Safety Net Criteria for Multi-Organ Transplants
- ORG100 Allocation of Multi-Organ Combinations
For policy-related questions, contact [email protected].
The Organ Center is available 24 hours a day at 800-292-9537.
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