A set of policy amendments was approved to reduce geographic differences in liver transplant candidates’ access to a timely transplant.
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.
Effective at 8 p.m. Eastern time, November 24, 2017, the OPTN lung allocation system was modified.
Since July 1982, the UNOS Organ Center has been working every hour of the day and night to help make transplants happen.
Recent improvements in national kidney transplant policy have evened the rates at which African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian transplant candidates receive kidneys from deceased donors, according to UNOS data.
Results show success in a number of key system goals.