Better offer screening

Better offer screening

Rob McTier, UNOS business architect

“We want programs to understand what their practice is and to refine it.”

Some transplant programs field many thousands of offers in a year, but might accept only a few hundred for their patients. In June, United Network for Organ Sharing launched the first phase of a pilot project to develop an innovative tool that will help change that by altering how offers are filtered. The project is testing ways to avoid unwanted offers, accelerate organ allocation and transplant more organs. The goal? Increase kidney utilization by helping organ procurement organizations find an accepting candidate more quickly. “We want programs to understand what their practice is and to refine it — so organs are directed to centers that will take them, faster,” said UNOS business architect Rob McTier.

Read more about the pilot project that is testing ways to avoid unwanted offers, accelerate organ allocation and transplant more organs.

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