NRLB update: MMaT calculation now based on DSA of transplant hospital
Effective May 24, 2019, at 10:15 p.m. EDT, the median MELD at transplant (MMaT) scores for liver candidates with exception scores are now based on recent liver transplants performed at liver transplant hospitals within the donation service area (DSA) where the candidates are listed.
OPTN liver allocation policy reverted to DSA and regions
Please refer to this page for the latest news and important updates about liver distribution policy changes:
New liver distribution policy takes effect May 14
Find information about OPTN policy and bylaws changes approved at OPTN Board of Directors meetings, including implementation dates and any actions you need to take.
OPTN Board of Directors updates
Stay up to date on the latest news from the OPTN Board of Directors meetings.
Public comment will be open August 2 through October 2.
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Find updated policy language on the OPTN website. Read the system notice and view the latest updates here.
June 2018 board meeting actions
- Guidance on optimizing VCA recovery from deceased donors (6/2018)
- ABO sub-typing of Blood Type A and AB donors (6/2018)
- Requested deceased donor information (6/2018)
- Manipulating waiting list priority (6/2018)