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Pancreas Allocation System

In late 2020, new pancreas and kidney-pancreas allocation policies will go into effect that update how offers in the pancreas allocation system (PAS) are sequenced. Instead of match sequencing relying on donation service area (DSA) and OPTN Region, pancreas and kidney-pancreas allocation will be based on geographical distance between donor and recipient. Toolkits have been developed for OPO and transplant professionals to learn more about the policies and the changes they will bring.

Pancreas Allocation System (PAS)

Before October 2014, there was no nationally established allocation practice for patients with diabetes and renal failure. Previous pancreas allocation policy allowed OPOs several choices on pancreas allocation practice. They could allocate organs to kidney-pancreas (KP) candidates based upon the KP match run, the kidney‐alone (KI) match run, or a combination of match runs. Find instructions related to PAS below.

PAS instruction

The following instructional recordings are available:

  • Introduction to the new pancreas allocation system
  • Preparing for change: the new pancreas allocation system

UNOS Connect is your resource for educational webinars for transplant professionals. Sign in to register for upcoming events and to access webinar recordings.

  • UNetSM Users: If you have access to UNOS Secure EnterpriseSM systems: UNetSM, WaitlistSM, DonorNet®, TIEDI®, KPDSM and other UNOS-developed transplant applications, your account is already set-up and there is no need for you to register. Access UNOS Connect with your UNetSM username and password. This will allow you full access to the site to view system training recordings, register for policy webinars and view materials.
  • Other Users: The first time you visit UNOS Connect, you will need to complete a brief, online form to register for the site. After that, you will have access to a wide range of UNOS instructional offerings and materials, except system training.

PAS guidance

PAS patient resource

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