Amendments to kidney and pancreas allocation policies approved by the OPTN Board of Directors in December 2019 and originally intended for implementation Dec. 15, 2020, will be postponed until after Feb. 13, 2021. The current policies that allocate kidneys and pancreata will remain in effect pending further notice. Find details.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Committees hosted 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.
The webinar recording is now available for viewing. Find more information about the kidney allocation system here.