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Checklist Tools are Available to Aid Member Compliance with New OPTN Living Donor Policy

OPTN policy changes for living donation create national standards for evaluations and informed consent of all living kidney donors. The changes were approved by the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors in November 2012 and are effective February 1, 2013.

Several resources are available to explain the changes. Living donor recovery hospitals can use these checklists as they develop their site-specific templates, tools, and internal policies and procedures. The checklists contain the required elements found in OPTN Policy 12.0 that pertain to: