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Upcoming heart allocation policy change

If you are a patient on the national waiting list for a heart, your urgency for a transplant is currently based on three statuses: 1A (most urgent) 1B (somewhat urgent) 2 (least urgent) As we learn more about heart disease and successful treatment of it, the...

OPTN/UNOS Board adopts principles of geographic organ distribution

Richmond, Va. – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 11-12, adopted a set of principles to guide future organ transplant policy relating to geographic aspects of organ distribution. The Board approved the principles by a vote of 32 in favor and five...

OPTN/UNOS Board adopts principles of geographic organ distribution

Richmond, Va. – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 11-12, adopted a set of principles to guide future organ transplant policy relating to geographic aspects of organ distribution. The Board approved the principles by a vote of 32 in favor and five...

UNOS announces 2018 National Donor Memorial Award winner

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) named Terry Murray of Olney, Md., the winner of its 2018 National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence in recognition of her untiring efforts as a donation advocate. Terry has long understood the importance of organ donation and...
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