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What you need to know about OPTN lung policy changes.

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Patient resources

Resources on how to navigate organ transplantation and donation.

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Race & eGFR toolkit

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Kidney programs required to identify all Black candidates affected & correct waiting times.

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Transplant performance metrics

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The first two of four new risk-adjusted metrics implemented July 14, 2022.

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Updated information related to organ donation and transplantation.

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New video explains lung Composite Allocation Score

Monday, March 20, 2023

Resource meant to inform transplant patients and their caregivers about upcoming changes to lung allocation.

New lung allocation policy in effect

Monday, March 20, 2023

First organ type to use continuous distribution framework.

Voluntary recall of Becton, Dickinson CD5 Series of Genesis sterilization containers

Monday, March 20, 2023

Read the complete recall notice for details.


For donation and transplant professionals

When the community comes together to share effective practices, it can spark change for everyone. Learn more about how your program can get involved.

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