Winter 2024 public comment opened Jan. 23 and will close March 19. The last opportunity to provide feedback on these items will be prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on March 19.
A special public comment period for expedited placement variance was open Dec. 21, 2023 - Feb. 4, 2024. See comments
Public comment is a time for the donation and transplant community to come together and work collaboratively.
Learn more about 4 of the items that are up for comment
Refit Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) without race and hepatitis C virus
Increase equity and access to transplants
Update on continuous distribution of hearts
Special online exercises are also available through March 19 that seek feedback from the entire community. Learn more here.
Improve equity of candidates on waitlist and increase transparency of heart allocation system
OPTN Strategic Plan 2024-2027
To inform the community about the Board’s strategic focus for the 2024-2027 plan.
A special public comment period
Open Dec. 21, 2023 – Feb. 4, 2024
Expedited Placement Variance
Expedite organ placements
Read proposal and view feedback:
What is public comment?
Public comment is a crucial part of policy development. It’s a time for donor families, transplant candidates, organ recipients, donation and transplant professionals and the general public to provide feedback and engage in debate about policies that govern organ matching and allocation. To make the nation’s organ donation and transplantation system fair and equitable for all, many voices are needed and every view matters.
Please see the resources listed here to learn more about how UNOS convenes the organ donation and transplant community and the public in this twice yearly forum.
Dr. Henderson is a former member of the OPTN Board of Directors. She is also a living donor.
Policy development process
- How do we develop policy?
- Learn about our public comment discussion webinars
- What happens after public comment?
Archived public comment
Learn about some of the previous proposals