The new liver allocation policy went into effect today, May 14, along with changes to the process for evaluating and assigning liver exception scores.
Total transplants since 1988 exceed 750,000; living donor transplants highest in 13 years.
The proposal would replace fixed, irregular local and regional geographic boundaries historically used to match liver candidates based on the donor location.
UNOS has fulfilled this role since the OPTN began in 1986.
Two committees, Patient Affairs and Transplant Coordinators, are participating in the proof of concept.