Updates to OPO notification limits for electronic notification for heart, lung, and heart-lung matches

Updates to OPO notification limits for electronic notification for heart, lung, and heart-lung matches

Audience

  • OPO directors, administrators, data coordinators and clinical coordinators
  • Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.

Implementation date: April 6, 2020

Updates for electronic organ offer notifications provide additional efficiency and flexibility about how to offer organs

An update has been made for OPO electronic organ offer notification limits in DonorNet® to provide additional efficiency and flexibility to make informed decisions about how to offer organs using their own defined best practices. Revised heart and lung policies no longer use the donation service area (DSA) as the first unit of allocation, and therefore candidates at the top of the match runs may include potential recipients who are beyond the DSA border.

What you need to do

Directions were included in an e-mail sent April 6 to all OPOs and are posted in a system notice in Secure Enterprise.

 Additional resources

DonorNet® online help documentation has been updated so that OPOs will have access to the information about how local limits are used for heart, heart/lung, lung and liver matches.

Questions?

If you have questions relating to implementation, contact UNOS Customer Service at unethelpdesk@unos.org, or call 800-978-4334 from 8 am to 7 pm EST.

For policy-related questions, contact member.questions@unos.org or call 844-395-4428.

The Organ Center is available around the clock and can be reached at 800-292-9537.

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