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DonorNet Donor Disposition Reason Codes updated

DonorNet Donor Disposition Reason Codes updated

Audience: (Please share this notice with anyone in your organization who would benefit from it.)

  • OPO Associate and Primary Medical Directors, Quality Managers/Coordinators, Organ Placement Coordinators, Organ Procurement Adms/Mgrs, Organ Procurement Coordinators, Primary OPO Administrative Directors

Implementation date

September 29, 2021

At-a-glance

The following donor organ disposition reason codes have been removed and replaced with two new codes with different descriptions:

  • 501 – Organ Transplanted Locally
  • 502 – Organ Transplanted Shared
  • 503 – Recovered for Transplant: Discarded Locally
  • 504 –  Recovered for Transplant: Shared and Discarded

Because of the move to distance-based allocation, any reference of “shared” and “local” organ disposition reason codes have become obsolete. Changes to the donor organ disposition reason codes on the DonorNet® Donor Organ Disposition feedback page and TIEDI® Deceased Donor Registration (DDR) form have been made to ensure these codes are aligned with distance-based allocation, making it easier for members to report accurate information.

What you need to do

Familiarize yourself with the new codes and descriptions when reporting donor disposition codes per organ in DonorNet and TIEDI.

Removals and additions

Disposition Code 5 – Recovered for TX but Not TX 

  • Removed:
    • 503 – Recovered for Transplant: Discarded Locally
    • 504 – Recovered for Transplant: Shared and Discarded
  • Added:
    • 531 –  Recovered for Transplant: Discarded

Disposition Code 6 – Transplanted

  • Removed:
    • 501 – Organ Transplanted Locally
    • 502 – Organ Transplanted Shared
  • Added:
    • 530 – Organ Transplanted in the U.S.

Additional information 

  • If reason codes 501, 502, 503, or 504 were selected on an open donor organ disposition form in DonorNet, those reason code fields are now blank and will require an active reason code in order to complete feedback.  Once complete, the disposition and reason codes will still cascade to the DDR in TIEDI the same way it currently does.
  • When changing a previously entered reason code that is now inactive on the DDR, an active code from the current list must be used.
  • Already completed organ donor disposition feedback forms and DDRs will not show reason codes 501, 502, 503, or 504 if they were selected before Sept. 29 and will show blank reason codes.
  • Reason codes 501, 502, 503, and 504 will not display in the dropdown. For selections of:
    • “Transplanted,” a new code “530 – Organ Transplanted in the U.S.” is available.
    • “Recovered for TX but not TX,” a new code “531 – Recovered for Transplant: Discarded” is available.
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