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Accelerated placement of hard-to-place kidneys

Proposed protocol to speed placement of kidneys used less often.

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Improving organ usage and placement efficiency

The Expeditious task force

In September 2023, the OPTN Board of Directors created an OPTN task force to study and make recommendations on ways to increase the number of donated organs used for transplant and to increase the efficiency of the organ placement process. The task force is named Expeditious: Organ Usage through Placement Efficiency. The name was chosen to convey boldness and efficiency in the group’s work.

The task force will review a number of recommendations and studies already performed in the realm of process improvement and efficiency. It will also actively solicit feedback from the donation and transplant clinician community, as well as from people with personal experience with donation or transplantation.

The task force will bring the results of its deliberations, and any recommendations for action steps, to the OPTN Board of Directors or the OPTN Executive Committee. Any potential policy actions will be referred to the appropriate OPTN committee(s) according to the policy development process.

For additional information, e-mail Expeditious@unos.org.

Latest task force updates

To learn more, watch a video from the OPTN Board President on the launch of the Bold Aim.

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Timeline and actions

Timeline Action
March 13, 2024 Task force town hall (recording available)
January 28-29, 2024 Task force meeting (see meeting summary/material)
December 2-3, 2023 Task force meeting (see meeting summary/material)
October 26, 2023 Task force workshop (see meeting summary/material)
October 2, 2023 Task force town hall (recording available)
September 2023 OPTN Board creates task force

About the task force

Task force members represent key constituencies, including transplant recipients as well as clinicians and professionals involved in organ donation and transplantation.

co-chair icon Co-Chair
  • Dr. Alden M Doyle
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
co-chair icon Co-Chair
  • Mr. David L Marshman
  • LifeLink of Florida
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Aitebureme Aigbe Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Woodlhey Ambroise LifeGift Organ Donation Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Marie Budev The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Laura L Butler Montefiore Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. J. Kevin Cmunt General Public Region 7 At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Christopher C Curran New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Donna Dickt NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Richard N Formica Yale New Haven Hospital Advisor (non-voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Adrienne J Goodrich-Doctor Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Dr. Matthew G Hartwig Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Kyle R Herber Live On Nebraska At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Frank L Holloman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Ms. Valinda L Jones General Public Region 4 Advisor (non-voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dean Y Kim Children's Hospital of Michigan At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Catherine E Kling University of Washington Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Michael D Kwan Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Kenny J Laferriere New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Dianne LaPointe Rudow Mount Sinai Medical Center Advisor (non-voting) 6/30/2024  
Jennifer Lau Transplant Families At Large 6/30/2025  
Pat Ledbetter General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2025  
Kevin J Lee Mid-America Transplant Services At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Deborah J Levine Stanford Health Care At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Matthew H Levine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania At Large 6/30/2025  
Jeffrey Lucas General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. John G Lunz LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Barry Massa LifeCenter Organ Donor Network At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Virginia(Ginny) T McBride OurLegacy At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Colleen McCarthy Versiti Wisconsin, Inc At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Christopher J McLaughlin Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Ms. Jennifer E Milton University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Silas P Norman University of Michigan Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. James J Pomposelli University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Christine Radolovic Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Lloyd E Ratner NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Jason A Rolls Christiana Care Health Services At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Marc G Schecter UF Health Shands Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Jesse Schold University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Marty T Sellers Tennessee Donor Services At Large 6/30/2025  
Marcus Simon General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Lisa M Stocks OneLegacy At Large 6/30/2025  
George Surratt Platform Quality Director, Medical Solutions Division, 3M (Retired) At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Nicole A Turgeon Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Matthew D Wadsworth Life Connection of Ohio At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Dennis Wagner General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Sena A Wilson-Sheehan Mayo Clinic Hospital Arizona At Large 6/30/2025  

Meeting summaries and materials

Task force meeting Jan. 28-29, 2024

Task force meeting Dec. 2-3, 2023

Task force workshop Oct. 26, 2023