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.
OPTN/UNOS Board approves national board to review exception priority for liver transplant candidates, guidance document for transplant candidate education
The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 5 and 6, approved a national system to assign liver allocation priority for candidates with exceptional medical conditions.
This is the first time in the award’s history that it was bestowed upon the family member of an organ recipient.