Summer 2021 public comment was open Aug. 3 – Sept. 30
Learn more about some of the items that were up for public comment
- Update on Continuous Distribution of Kidneys and Pancreata
- Establish Continuous Distribution of Lungs
- Update on OPTN Regional Review Project
- Reassess Inclusion of Race in Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Equation
- Enhance Transplant Program Performance Monitoring System
- Data Collection to Evaluate Organ Logistics and Allocation
View all proposals here.
UNOS convenes and welcomes public debate.
Public comment is a critical forum for national discussion on organ transplant policy. When public comment has closed, OPTN volunteer committees analyze the themes and concerns voiced by the community as they review proposals and continue the policy development process.
How is policy developed?
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.
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