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Feb. 18 webinar on continuous distribution of kidneys and pancreata

Published on: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

This article was updated with a recording of the Feb. 18 webinar on Feb. 22, 2022.

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) will host a webinar Feb. 18 for the community to learn more about the continuous distribution framework and factors related to kidney and pancreas allocation.  

The Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committees currently have a request for feedback out for public comment. Prioritization exercises to help inform kidney and pancreas policy development are open through the close of public comment.  The public comment period runs from Jan. 27 through March 23.

Community webinar: Moving toward kidney and pancreas continuous distribution allocation

Resources on continuous distribution

  • Visit the main continuous distribution page on the OPTN website for resources about the future of organ allocation
    • Watch the animations:
      • How is continuous distribution different from the current system?
      • How does the point-based system work?
    • Watch videos on organ allocation goals and the analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
    • Learn about AHP and how you can participate
  • Visit the kidney-pancreas continuous distribution page on the OPTN website
    • Watch videos on factors related to kidney and pancreas allocation in the current system


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