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OPTN/UNOS Kidney Allocation Review Public Forum Scheduled

Registration information is available for the February 8, 2007 OPTN/UNOS Public Forum on Revision of Kidney Allocation Policy.

What:  OPTN/UNOS Public Forum on Revision of Kidney Allocation Policy

When:  February 8, 2007; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST)

Where:   Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76155 (Phone: 1-817-358-1700; Fax: 1-817-358-1800). 

A listen-in teleconference option with Microsoft Live Meeting will be provided for those not able to attend in person.  Toll-free phone: 1-877-322-9654;  Participant code: 836175.

Who should attend/listen:  Candidates for kidney transplantation, kidney transplant recipients, patients with end stage renal disease, living kidney donors, donor family members, transplant professionals and donation professionals

Why:  Public input is vital to the success of the kidney allocation review process being conducted by the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee. This is an opportunity to learn about the process the committee has undertaken so far and to provide feedback.

Other learning and input opportunities: E-mail questions and comments to

The committee is planning to hold another forum after a new kidney allocation policy proposal has been drafted. After a new kidney allocation policy proposal has been drafted, it will go out for public comment. Sign up to receive public comment notifications.

Registration form and information:   Go to to register to attend the Public Forum on the Revision of Kidney Allocation Policy on February 8, 2007, in Dallas,Texas. (Note: it is not necessary to register to listen via the toll-free dial-in number. Advance registrations will be accepted until the day of the forum as well as at the door. Please see the registration form for more details.

Agenda and live meeting instructions

Progress Toward a New Kidney Allocation System presentation