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Public comment split liver variance. Special public comment now open until November 14th. Please read and submit your comments now.

Public comment split liver variance

Special public comment open through Nov. 14

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Geographic organ distribution


Kidney and pancreas modeling is available.

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Guidance shares effective practices on transfer to adult program


Effective practices in broader organ distribution.

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Kidney Accelerated Placement Project for national offers continues

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Organ donation and transplantation can save lives

One individual is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.

Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.

Approximately 22 people die each day waiting for a transplant in the United States.

On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.

Eight lives can be saved from one organ donor.

One organ donor can save eight lives. Sign up to be a donor in your state.


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Resources for professionals

Kidney allocation system materials

Access educational materials, calculators and more.

Compliance guidance

The OPTN Evaluation Plan is a compliance guide for member hospitals, OPOs and labs.

Patient safety resources

Patients are the focus of all the OPTN's collective efforts.

Resources for patients

How policies are made

Here's a brief look at how an idea transforms from proposal to transplant policy.

About organ donation

The donation process begins with a decision.

How organ allocation works

We must allocate each precious organ in the most equitable manner possible.