DonorNet® updates for notification limits for kidney, kidney-pancreas/pancreas and intestine matches are being postponed

DonorNet® updates for notification limits for kidney, kidney-pancreas/pancreas and intestine matches are being postponed
Updated Mar. 15, 2021:
Broader kidney and pancreas distribution policies now in effect. Learn more.

Audience 

  • Primary OPO Administrative Directors, Primary OPO Data Coordinators
  • OPO Administrators, Data Coordinators, Organ Placement Coordinators and OPO/TXC Acceptance Call Consultants, Organ Procurement Adms/Mgrs
  • Intestine, kidney and pancreas transplant Primary Program Administrators

At-a-glance

DonorNet® updates scheduled for 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. These changes would have affected how electronic organ offer limits would be applied for kidney, kidney-pancreas/pancreas and intestine matches in a distance-based allocation system.

What you need to do

If changes were made in anticipation of the updates, organ procurement organizations should reevaluate their current “local” organ offer notification limit settings in DonorNet and determine if any updates are appropriate. Kidney and pancreas allocation will remain DSA-based until further notice.

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.

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

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