Waitlist℠ updates for local acceptance criteria for kidney and pancreas postponed

Waitlist℠ updates for local acceptance criteria for kidney and pancreas postponed
Updated Feb. 12, 2021:
Implementation of kidney and pancreas policies expected Mar. 14, 2021. Learn more.

Audience

  • 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.

At-a-glance

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.

Questions?

If you have questions relating to implementation, contact UNOS Customer Service at unethelpdesk@unos.org, or call 1-800-978-4334 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

For policy-related questions, contact member.questions@unos.org.

The Organ Center is available around the clock and can be reached at 1-800-292-9537.

 

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