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Transplant patient webinar addresses upcoming changes to kidney and pancreas distribution

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Amendments to kidney and pancreas allocation policies approved by the OPTN Board of Directors in December 2019 were originally intended for implementation Dec. 15, 2020. The expected date for implementation of the policies, absent Court intervention, is March 15, 2021. Find details.

The OPTN Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committees will host a webinar on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST to describe, for transplant patients and their caregivers, upcoming policy changes to remove donation service area (DSA) and OPTN region from kidney and pancreas allocation. You may register for the webinar here. 

The presenters will address participant questions as time permits. The webinar will also be recorded and made available for later viewing.