Dec. 15 implementation for changes to kidney and pancreas allocation.
OPTN Regional Review
A summary report of the responses from the first community input opportunity is now available.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Transplant patient webinar recording now available
Panelists address upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas distribution
Monday, November 23, 2020
Results from the OPTN regional review questionnaire now available
A summary report of these results are now available on the regional review webpage.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
OPTN has embarked upon a demonstration project involving effective potential deceased donor referral practices
OPOs and donor hospitals will collaborate to identify and share learnings.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Pre-implementation notice: Removal of DSA and region from kidney and pancreas allocation to go into effect Dec. 15
Changes impact released organ allocation, medical urgency prioritization for kidney candidates, and distribution of organs from Alaska.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Pre-implementation notice: Phase I of new kidney medical urgency requirements to implement Dec. 1
Transition period allows kidney programs to update candidate data ahead of Dec. 15 final implementation.
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