Updated Mar. 15, 2021:
Broader kidney and pancreas distribution policies now in effect. Learn more.
- Kidney and pancreas Primary Program Administrators, Primary Transplant Data Coordinators and Primary Physicians
- Kidney and pancreas Primary TX Program Administrators/Managers, Data Coordinators, TX Program – Clinical Coordinators
- Primary OPO Administrative Directors
- Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from this information.
Waitlist℠ updates to local acceptance criteria for kidney and pancreas scheduled to be implemented Dec. 15, 2020, have been delayed as a result of the postponement of implementation of policies to remove donation service area (DSA) and region from kidney and pancreas allocation.
What you need to do
If changes were made in anticipation of the distance-based allocation system, programs should reevaluate their current “local” acceptance criteria settings for candidates in Waitlist and determine if any updates are necessary or appropriate, as the definition of “local” donor acceptance criteria will remain DSA-based pending further notice.
If you have questions relating to implementation, contact UNOS Customer Service at [email protected], or call 1-800-978-4334 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
For policy-related questions, contact [email protected].
The Organ Center is available around the clock and can be reached at 1-800-292-9537.