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Requests for Potential Transplant Recipient corrections on match runs

Requests for Potential Transplant Recipient corrections on match runs


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On March 4, 2010, a system notice was published indicating that, as of March 31, 2010, UNOS staff would stop modifying Potential Transplant Recipient, or PTR, refusal reasons and acceptances on organ match runs at the request of members. As requests for PTR corrections continue to be submitted occasionally, a reminder of that previous notice is being re-circulated.

Additional information

UNOS developed the match run system as a tool for facilitating organ placement and providing a mechanism for matching donor organs to potential recipients per policy requirements.

A match run is an official record of the organ offering and sharing process. If the OPO and transplant hospital staff wish to review data entry related to the match run for quality assurance purposes, they must do so within the 45 day timeframe specified in policy.

The validation process described in OPTN Policy 18.3 Recording and Reporting the Outcomes of Organ Offers provides sufficient time for transplant hospitals to resolve potential discrepancies with OPOs; therefore, once the validation occurs either by the system or the transplant hospital, no further changes will be made. This will ensure that the match run remains static and thus becomes an official record of the allocation.

The integrity of the match run system relies on the communication and cooperation of the OPTN members involved in each organ allocation. We encourage you to review your procedures to ensure that your institution remains compliant with data submission policies and that there is a process in place to resolve data issues within the allotted timeframe.

If you have any questions, please contact the UNOS Service Desk at 1-800-978-4334.


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