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Update: CPRA calculation

Update: CPRA calculation

The new formula for Calculated Panel Reactive Antibody (CPRA) will now go into effect on Jan. 26, 2023. 

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Kidney – Pancreas

Pre-implementation notice: KPD policy updates

The changes are intended to improve the efficiency of the OPTN Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP), improve clarity around the living donation process and update informed consent for participants in all KPD programs.

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Liver – Intestine

Updated MMaT scores in effect Sept. 28

Effective Sept. 28, 2022, the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) values for liver transplant candidates with exception scores will be updated.

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Heart – Lung

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VCA

Improving the system together

UNet

VCA coming to UNet Spring 2023

Audience VCA programs All UNetSM users (for awareness) Implementation date Spring 2023 At-a-glance Allocation of all Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) organs will be moving into UNet starting in the Spring of 2023. Additional details There is no action needed...

Martha Pavlakis, M.D.

“… policy is the living, breathing expression of group values.”

Martha Pavlakis, M.D. on new policies that put patients first

Policy changes

VCA coming to UNet Spring 2023

Audience VCA programs All UNetSM users (for awareness) Implementation date Spring 2023 At-a-glance Allocation of all Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) organs will be moving into UNet starting in the Spring of 2023. Additional details There is no action needed...

Updated MMaT scores in effect Sept. 28

Effective Sept. 28, 2022, the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) values for liver transplant candidates with exception scores will be updated.

Policy monitoring

Learn: Collaborative improvement and educational resources

7 years of HOPE

7 years of HOPE

Implemented in 2015 , the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act has given more than 350 living with HIV an opportunity to receive a lifesaving transplant from an HIV-positive donor.

Collaboration

Education

Learn about issues impacting patients, donors, donor families, and the national system. Issues and advocacy

Perspectives

From UNOS leaders

From the community

“For us and everyone else in the transplant community, the ultimate form of equity means providing a transplant for every single patient that needs one.”

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Interim CEO Maureen McBride's first 100 days

Transportation, transparency and other critical issues

UNOS Interim CEO Maureen McBride recounts actions taken during her first 100 days to tackle some of transplant’s biggest challenges.

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A pivotal moment for the organ donation and transplant community

McBride addresses public concerns, calls for collaboration and shares vision for the future.

Patient safety

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Transplant hospital

7 years of HOPE

Implemented in 2015 , the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act has given more than 350 living with HIV an opportunity to receive a lifesaving transplant from an HIV-positive donor.

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OPO

7 years of HOPE

Implemented in 2015 , the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act has given more than 350 living with HIV an opportunity to receive a lifesaving transplant from an HIV-positive donor.

Histocompatibility

Winter 2023 public comment is open Jan. 19 - March 15. Watch videos and Add your voice

1 million transplants

The U.S. surpassed 1 million transplants in 2022

The gifts of generous donors and their courageous families made several lifesaving transplant records possible.

Stories and tributes

Each person touched by organ donation transplant has a unique story. Threads of hope connect them. Find videos, stories and tributes

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