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Provide equity in access to transplants
Resource Allocation Benchmark: 30%
- Improve equity in transplant opportunities for multi-organ and single organ candidates.
- Reduce geographic disparity in access to transplant.
- Develop a common policy framework for applying principles of geographic distribution to allocation policies across all organ systems.
- Increase racial, ethnic, and professional diversity on the Board and committees to ensure a variety of perspectives are offered in the policy development process.
- Increase opportunities for volunteer engagement and awareness of OPTN Board and committee opportunities.
- Improve member and public engagement in the development of equitable allocation policies.
- Develop an equity benchmark for candidates for each organ.
- Analyze data on vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups, age groups, and populations with physical/mental disabilities.
- By 2021, the volunteer workforce will reflect the patient and professionals served by the OPTN.
- By 2020, an increase in the number of OPTN volunteers who have an official assignment or role.
- By 2019, at least a 10% increase in pool of interested volunteers to populate Board and committees.
- By 2020, increase the median of individuals per cycle participating in the OPTN public comment period.
- By 2019, develop an equity measure for candidates for each organ and measure equity in allocation, including geographic disparities and multi-organ disparities.
- By 2021, a common policy framework for geographic distribution of organs will be in effect.