Sponsoring Committee: Kidney Transplantation
Strategic Goal: Increase the number of transplants
- 3/30/2017 - Policy 3.11 (new); added message boards to UNet KPD system
Message board instruction is available.
- 9/1/2015 - See Policy and Bylaws changes section for details
View policy notice (7/2015)
In June 2014, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors approved the removal of the “pilot” label from the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Paired Donation Pilot Program (KPDPP). Though the “pilot” label will not be removed until the Board’s decision is approved by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Kidney Committee believes it is appropriate to continue to transition sections of the operational guidelines into OPTN policy. Including these sections in OPTN policy is consistent with the principles of transparency and public participation that are hallmarks of the KPDPP and the OPTN. Other sections of the operational guidelines were previously transitioned to OPTN policy in November 2012 and June 2014.
These sections both aim to make the KPDPP’s matching process more efficient, by ensuring that transplant hospitals respond to offers and perform exchange responsibilities in a timely fashion, and by requiring the pre-selection of donors for sensitized candidates in order to avoid futile match offers.
This proposal was available for public comment in September 2014.
- 13.11 (new): Receiving and accepting KPD match offers (see below for details)
- Appendix E5: Kidney programs that perform living donor recovery
- 13.5.C: HLA typing requirements for OPTN KPD donors
- 13.7.E: Prioritization points
- 13.7.F: OPTN KPD waiting time reinstatement
- 13.9.B: Logistical requirements
- 13.10: Crossmatching protocol
- 13.11 (old): Transportation of Kidneys (renumbered to 13.12)
Added message boards to UNet KPD system on 3/30/2017
On March 30, 2017, added exchange-level message boards and several new features to the KPD system to help you manage and communicate about match offer status and deadlines.
A new message board page is available for each exchange in a match cycle. Exchange participants (who have a candidate or donor in an exchange) can enter and view deadline dates, view progression of the entire exchange, and post messages about the exchange.
All KPD users can view the message boards and to set alerts for new message posts.
Help documentation is available now; a training video recording will be available on UNOS Connect on April 17th.