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New video explains lung Composite Allocation Score

Published on: Monday, March 20, 2023

A new animated video is now available on the OPTN website to describe the formula  used in the new lung allocation policy that took effect March 9, 2023. 

The brief video is designed in particular for the needs of transplant candidates and their caregivers to explain in plain language how the lung Composite Allocation Score (CAS) is calculated. The video also directs viewers to the lung CAS sample calculator on the OPTN website. 

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