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Public Comment educational videos

View a video about each public comment item that is available for the 2020 summer public comment cycle. Videos are presented by sponsoring committee chair or vice-chair with a frequently asked questions session at the end of each 15-minute video.

Incorporating COVID-19 Related Organ Failure in Candidate Listings

Elizabeth Miller, UNOS Policy Analyst, reviews the policy proposal Incorporating COVID-19 Related Organ Failure in Candidate Listings.

Guidance and Policy Clarifications Addressing Adult Heart Allocation Policy

Dr. Shelley Hall, Chair of the OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee, reviews the Guidance and Policy Clarifications Addressing Adult Heart Allocation policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Guidance Addressing the Use of Pediatric Heart Exceptions

Dr. Shelley Hall, Chair of the OPTN Heart Transplantation Committee, reviews the Guidance Addressing the Use of Pediatric Heart Exceptions that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

COVID-19 Emergency Policies and Data Collection

Brian Shepard, CEO of UNOS, reviews the COVID-19 Emergency Policies and Data Collection policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Align OPTN Policy with U.S. Public Health Service Guideline, 2020

Dr. Marian Michaels, past Chair of the Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, reviews the policy proposal to Align OPTN Policy with the 2020 U.S. Public Health Service Guideline. This policy proposal is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Further Enhancements to the National Liver Review Board

Dr. James Trotter, Chair of the OPTN Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee, reviews the Further Enhancements to the National Liver Review Board policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Modify Data Collection on VCA Living Donors

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, Chair of the Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplantation Committee, reviews the policy proposal to Modify Data Collection on VCA Living Donors. The proposal is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Update on the Continuous Distribution of Organs Project

Dr. Erika Lease, Chair of the OPTN Lung Transplantation Committee, reviews the Update on the Continuous Distribution of Organs Project request for feedback item that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Updated Cohort for Calculation of the Lung Allocation Score

Dr. Erika Lease, Chair of the OPTN Lung Transplantation Committee, reviews the Updated Cohort for Calculation of the Lung Allocation Score policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Modify Living Donor Policy to Include Living VCA Donors

Heather Hunt, Chair of the OPTN Living Donor Committee, reviews the Modify Living Donor Policy to Include Living VCA Donors policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Programming VCA Allocation in UNet

Dr. Sandra Amaral, Chair of the OPTN Vascularized Composite Allograft Committee, reviews the Programming VCA Allocation in UNet policy proposal that is open for the summer 2020 public comment cycle.

Public Comment orientation

The “Public Comment Orientation” is designed to:

  • provide an orientation to the public comment process
  • provide a high-level overview of public comment items to be discussed at regional meetings, and
  • prepare attendees for the regional meeting

View the public comment orientation presentation.

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