The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has instructed UNOS, as the OPTN contractor, to revert to the liver distribution policy in place prior to May 14, 2019, utilizing boundaries based on donation service areas and regions, consistent with a federal court order. For further information, refer to a HRSA letter to UNOS and UNOS’ reply to HRSA on May 17, 2019.
In all instances, organ procurement organizations and liver transplant programs should continue to follow the match run generated in UNetSM for liver donors and potential recipients.
We understand that these events are unfolding rapidly. We will continue to keep you informed of new developments.