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Animated videos describe lung allocation score, kidney allocation formulas

Published on: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Three brief narrated, animated videos are now available on the OPTN website to describe formulas used in lung and kidney allocation policy. They are designed in particular for the needs of transplant candidates and their caregivers, to explain in plain language what the scoring systems do and how they are calculated. Each video also references the sample calculator for each formula on the OPTN website.

The videos address the following topics:


Transplant candidates, recipients or caregivers seeking more detailed information about OPTN allocation policy may call Patient Services at 888-894-6361.