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Lung and kidney patients: Animated videos describe allocation scores and formulas

Lung and kidney patients: Animated videos describe allocation scores and formulas

Three brief narrated, animated videos are now available on the OPTN website* to describe formulas used in lung and kidney allocation policy. They are designed in particular for the needs of transplant candidates and their caregivers, to explain in plain language what the scoring systems do and how they are calculated. Each video also references the sample calculator for each formula on the OPTN website.

The videos address the following topics:

Transplant candidates, recipients or caregivers seeking more detailed information about OPTN allocation policy may call Patient Services at 888-894-6361.


* What is the OPTN? Learn here.

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