IN THE NEWS
Ideas in action
A Q&A with Jared Siekierka of Donor Network West about the San Ramon, California-based OPO’s successful donor image sharing program.
Sharing best practices
Mayo Clinic’s Quentin Booker on how transplant centers shared best practices through the UNOS collaborative improvement project.
Data & tools
Journal article shows KAS continuing to benefit equity in access overall four years from implementation
Key takeaways for busy transplant professionals
How Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia reduced its inactive kidney waitlist by 17 percent
In 2018, UNOS reported that the number of living donor transplants was nearly 6,900, the highest since 2005.
A new study by UNOS researchers in the American Journal of Transplantation shows that sequential pancreas transplant after a kidney transplant (PAK) and simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplants result in similar patient survival rates.
The changes included modifications to the required eligibility criteria for candidates to receive an automatic extension of their currently approved HCC exception. They currently require review by their respective regional review board.
The implementation of the addition of this new requirement was delayed to allow for the development of a new key personnel application form, which then needed approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB has recently approved the new general supervisor key personnel application form.
Audience: Primary: Transplant center staff from liver, kidney, KPD and living donor programs who use Waitlist and DonorNet; transplant administrators, transplant program directors, transplant quality staff, OPO procurement coordinators and managers, OPO executive...
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