- Liver transplant program directors, program administrators, data coordinators, clinical coordinators, compliance/regulatory affairs and clinical support staff
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Effective date of change: May 6, 2020
Effective May 6, 2020, a transplant program reactivating a liver transplant candidate to a MELD or PELD status in WaitlistSM will no longer be required to input updated lab values to support the listing. The system currently asks the program to supply all new lab values even if the candidate’s previous values had not yet expired.
What you need to do
When a program is changing a candidate’s medical urgency status field from “Temporarily Inactive” (Status 7) to “MELD/PELD,” WaitlistSM will no longer prompt the user to enter lab data that is more current than the data previously entered.
Any change from an inactive liver candidate to a Status 1A or 1B will require the appropriate justification form with lab values no less recent than the past two days, per the schedule in OPTN Policy 9.2.
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