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Board approves enhanced liver distribution system

Atlanta – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting December 4, approved a set of policy amendments to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant. “Today’s action is an important step in enhancing equity for...

At two years, HOPE Act still offering hope

Two years since its implementation, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act) has continued to provide transplant opportunities for candidates with HIV who are willing to accept organ offers from HIV-positive donors. As of November 20, 2017, 34...

Policy modification to lung distribution sequence

Summary Effective at 8 p.m. Eastern time, November 24, 2017, the OPTN lung allocation system was modified to replace the donor service area (DSA) as the first level of distribution with a 250 nautical mile circle around the donor hospital.  The OPTN/UNOS Executive...