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Transplant Management Forum 2019

Liver: What to know about the new system

Increasing the use of high KDPI kidneys

Creating a national image sharing hub

Improving equity of access for kidneys



Ideas in action


Sharing best practices


Data & tools


lifesaving transplants performed this year

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Key takeaways for busy transplant professionals


Wed 20

OPTN/UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee meeting

Mar 20, 1:00 pm - Mar 21, 2:00 pm
Thu 21

OPTN/UNOS Ethics Committee Meeting

Mar 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 21

OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestines Committee

Mar 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Policy changes

Clarification: recent update to HCC auto-approval policy

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.

New Histocompatibility General Supervisor Key Personnel Requirement

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.


Click through the videos below to learn more about UNOS.

2019 UNOS Transplant Management Forum

May 14-16, Orlando


Juniper, heart recipient

Shortly after birth, on March 7, 2014, little Juniper was put on the waiting list for a heart.

Read Juniper’s story.

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