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Liver & Intestine

Implementation toolkit

A federal court considering a legal challenge to the liver and intestinal organ allocation policy based on acuity circles has determined, in a ruling issued Jan. 16, 2020, not to issue an injunction on policy implementation. As a result, the OPTN plans to implement the policy on Feb. 4, 2020, to allow for computer programming and notification of members.

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Allocation calculators

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) calculators are numerical scales used for liver allocation.

Current policy & guidance